She is married with four children and lives in York where she tutors in Creative Writing for the University of York. She is a recent graduate of the M Phil in Writing at Glamorgan University. Her poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies, and she has been highly placed in many competitions.
'Succinct, well-constructed and powerful.' - Wendy Cope
This collection was a first stage winner in The Poetry Business
Book & Pamphlet Competition 2004
Midnight and a new moon. The train
had stopped at Lille. The town
slept, at least as far as I could see.
Phil had his head on my shoulder;
I remember wishing I was not so bony,
no-one had ever rested his head on me before.
And when they did, when my babies
nodded off, their fists open, trusting,
I would remember this glimpse of Lille.
The night pricked with stars.
A stopped train. Midnight. A new moon.
Due for publication end of May 2005.
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