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My first pamphlet, White Hills, was published by Clinic in 2016, and later selected as the London Review of Books' Bookshop's Pamphlet of the Year and as one of the Poetry School's books of the year. Click here to read one of the poems, "Breath", and here to read Jeremy Wikely's detailed review on the Poetry School website. Further reviews appeared on the Ambit blog, the LRB Bookshop's blog, in Sabotage Reviews, in Five Dials, and in Tangerine Magazine.

My poems and translations have appeared in a wide variety of journals, including Ambit, Magma, Poetry London, Envoi, Poem, Oxford Poetry, and Eborakon. I have also published online with The White Review, Clinic, Tender, Poems In Which, Visual Verse, Ink Sweat & Tears, Eyewear, and The Missing Slate. "The Paris Poems" and "The Leopard-God" were selected for publication in Best British Poetry 2013 and Best British Poetry 2015. I have also contributed to a range of anthologies, including Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (eds. Ben Wilkinson, Todd Swift), Drifting Down the Lane (eds. Harriette Lawler, Agnes Marton), The Poet's Quest for God (eds. Oliver Brennan, Todd Swift, Dominic Bury), and Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History (eds. Claire Trevien, Gareth Prior).

As a reviewer, critic, and contributing editor, I have worked with a range of publications, including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Asymptote, and Mslexia. I guest-edited the Poetry Society's young poets' magazine, and served as contributing editor at Cadaverine and the Oxonian Review. Most recently, I reviewed the new anthology Stairs & Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back for Poetry London. I also microblog as @chloestopahunt on topics of poetic and cultural criticism, disability politics, and activism.

I have collaborated with composers in several projects of contemporary music and mixed media. The choral piece "Psalm", which Daniel Saleeb and I created as part of the Britten in Oxford Festival's "Writing for Voices" project, premiered in the University Church, Oxford (sung by Somerville Choir), and was excerpted on Radio Three. Both "Psalm" and my later collaboration with Alison Willis, "War Songs", were selected in the John Armitage Memorial Call for Music to be performed in St Bride's Church, Fleet Street. The mythological song cycle, "This Blue Dark", which I developed with composer Myron Silberstein and soprano Anne Slovin, is available on YouTube following its 2016 world premiere in Chicago.

In 2017, a new collaboration with Alison Willis premiered at St Bride's (sung by Selwyn College Choir), as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival. "Dawn. Brussels. October 12th 1915" is a dramatisation in miniature of the death of the British nurse Edith Cavell, using arrangements of her own words. I also created the verse script for "2sidesofthemoon", a multimedia music and dance event staged in King's College Chapel in celebration of 500 years of women participating in the college community, and am working on ongoing partnerships with several visual artists.