I was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, but now live in Norwich. I won an Eric Gregory Award in 2001, a Faber New Poets Award in 2010, the ink-sweat-and-tears Norfolk Prize in 2009 and 2010, the Escalator Prize in 2011 and the Plough Prize in 2011. A pamphlet of my poetry was published by Faber & Faber in 2010.

In 2009-2010 I was Poet in residence toNewark, Nottinghamshire, as part of the Poetry-on-Trent project, supported by Arts Council England. In preparation for the role, I paddled 170 miles down the full length of the River Trent in an open canoe. Here’s my website.