All Books

Fauverie (Seren, 2014)
Shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize 2014
Five poems from the book won The 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize



What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010)
Also published in the US by Black Lawrence Press in 2011
Shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize 2010

Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year
Jackie Kay's Book of the Year The Observer
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 The Treekeeper's Tale (Seren, 2008)
Awarded Arts Council of England Grant as work in progress





The Huntress (Seren, 2005)
Shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize
Les Murray's Book of the Year Times Literary Supplement





The Wounded Deer: Fourteen Poems after Frida Kahlo (Smith Doorstop, 2005) First stage winner of the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition


The Zoo Father
(Seren, 2001)

Shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize
Poetry Book Society Recommendation
Boyd Tonkin's Highlight and Book of the Year in The Independent
Les Murray's Book of the Year in Times Literary Supplement

A poem from the book 'The Strait-Jackets' shortlisted for the Forward Prize
Awarded two Arts Council of England grants as work in progress





The Zoo Father is also published in Mexico in a bilingual Spanish/English edition (El Tucan de Virginia, 2004) and in Serbia as an illustrated edition (Treci Trg, 2012), illustrations by Dragana Nikolic




My first collection, Heart of a Deer, was published by Enitharmon Press in 1998. It is out of print.



I have edited three anthologies. Two are pamphlets published by Tate Modern in 2010 and 2011, of poems by participants from my Poetry from Art courses in the galleries. I also co-edited Tying the Song, the first anthology from The Poetry School, with Mimi Khalvati (Enitharmon, 2000)










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