I am a poet and freelance critic based in Hampshire. As a young writer, I was twice a Foyle Young Poet of the Year, and later read English at New College, Oxford, winning two Gibbs Prizes and serving as head of Oxford University Poetry Society. In the year after I left Oxford, I won the university's English Poem on a Sacred Subject Prize.
Currently I am a part-time graduate student at Cambridge University, working towards an MPhil in Renaissance Literature. My work has focused mostly on early printing, George Herbert and Mary Sidney's verse forms, and Herrick's fairy poetry. While living in Cambridge, I edited the Mays Anthology and won the Rose Book-Collecting Prize for my collection of works related to French revolutionary domestic history. I have also won the Winchester Reading Prize, and spoken on Hilary Mantel at the Festival of Ideas.
In 2014, I won an Eric Gregory Award and read at Ledbury Poetry Festival. I am rarely able to appear publicly due to severe chronic illness, but thanks to the overwhelming support of Clinic, my pamphlet White Hills was published in 2016, accompanied by readings at the University of York and Newcastle Poetry Festival. White Hills was described as "brief, bright glimpses into new worlds" in Sabotage Reviews and "alternately commanding, mythical, conversational and intimate" by the Poetry School, and was selected as the LRB Bookshop's Pamphlet of the Year.