Other Poetry and Criticism

For details of The Fetch (Nine Arches Press, 2016), Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and The Body in the Well (HappenStance Press, 2007), please see their separate pages.

The following lists a selection of my other publications, with links where possible.


This Is Not Your FinalForm: Poems about Birmingham, eds. Richard O’Brien and Emma Wright (Birmingham: The Emma Press, 2017) ('Beorma')

The Poetry Review 105:2 (Summer 2015) ('Imp' and 'Stalking')

The North 52 (Spring 2014) ('Descent' and 'White Horse Hill', together with a Blind Criticism)

CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets, eds. Simon Armitage, Joanna Gavins, Ann Sansom and Peter Sansom (Sheffield: Smith/Doorstop, 2014) (Five poems)

The Poetry Review 104:1 (Spring 2014) ('My Father's Orrery', 'The Fetch')

Poetry Review 103:2 (Summer 2013) ('Clairvoyance')

The Rialto 76 (November 2012) ('Sea Change')

Magma 54 (November 2012) ('The Leap')

Variations 20 (November 2012) ('Clone', 'A Type of Rain', 'Carnac', 'Seahenge', 'Γνωθι σεαυτόν')

Birdbook II: Freshwater Habitats, ed. Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone (London: Sidekick Books, 2012) ('Black-Necked Grebe', 'Clues to the Pochard')

Romanticism 16.2 (July 2010) (‘Citizen John’)

See how I land: Oxford poets and exiled writers, ed. Carole Angier (Coventry: Heaventree Press, 2009) (‘Translation’)

Poetry London 59 (Spring 2008) (‘Sparrows’, ‘The Sight of Closed Eyes’)

Heaventree New Poets 4 (Coventry: Heaventree Press, 2006) (Eight poems)

Poetry London 52 (Autumn 2005) ('Between Days', 'Lessons for a Son', 'The Body in the Well', 'Masts')

Snakeskin 118, 122, 123, 130, 162 (November 2005-March 2010)

Agenda 40:4 (Broadsheet 3, Autumn/Winter 2004) ('Codicil')

Articles, Essays, Book Chapters

‘Hughes and Shamanism’, in Ted Hughes in Context, ed. Terry Gifford (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

‘The Hunt Circle and the Cockney School’, in Keats in Context, ed. Michael O’Neill (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

‘The Snake, the Goddess and the Poet’s Learning: Ted Hughes and the Contentions of Criticism’, The Ted Hughes Society Journal 5:2 (2016), 7-21

‘Marked by secret knowledge: Coleridge and the mystery of “Orpheus”’, The Times Literary Supplement, 20 May 2016, 15-16

'The Lyric Impulse of Poems, in Two Volumes', in The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth, eds. Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), 221-36

'Poetry, Politics and Portents: Coleridge and the Waters of Plynlimon', The Coleridge Bulletin 43 (NS) (Summer 2014), 29-36

'The Comic Imagination in Lamb and Coleridge', The Charles Lamb Bulletin 159 (Spring 2014), 11-19

'The Venom of Beauty, or, Geraldine under the Sun: Coleridge's Lizards in Malta and Sicily', The Wordsworth Circle 43:2 (Spring 2012), 90-94

‘Wordsworth’s “Untrodden Ways”: Death, Absence and the Space of Writing’, in Grasmere 2011: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference (Humanities-Ebooks, 2011), ed. Richard Gravil, 103-10 (ISBN 1-84760-192-6)

Liberty and Occult Ambition in Coleridge’s Early Poetry’, The Coleridge Bulletin 32 (NS) (Winter 2008), 1-9

'Coleridge and the "More Permanent Revolution"', The Coleridge Bulletin 30 (NS) (Winter 2007), 1-16

‘Coleridge and the Languages of Paganism’, The Wordsworth Circle 38:3 (Summer 2007), 117-121


I write reviews for The Poetry Review, Romanticism, The Wordsworth Circle, Notes & QueriesThe Charles Lamb Bulletin, the British Association for Romantic Studies Bulletin and Review, and The Keats-Shelley Review.

Awards and Prizes

My book Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination was awarded the University English Book Prize 2012.

Several of my poems have been placed in competitions, including the RSPB/Rialto Nature Poetry Competition ('Sea Change'), shortlisting for the Strokestown Poetry Prize (‘The Chase’), the Kent and Sussex Poetry Competition (‘The Revolutionary’), and two commendations in the Arvon Poetry Competition (‘The Astronaut’s Return’, ‘6 June 1944’). My poems have twice been longlisted in the UK's National Poetry Competition, in 2013 ('My Father's Orrery') and 2016 ('Homo Divivus').

I was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013.

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