For 10+ years I worked as an English Literature academic and was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. I chose to leave formal academia and now try to remember to add what bits of writing I’ve been doing to this website. I hope to work towards more long-form pieces. My main concerns continue to connect my old and new lives: ecology, the everyday, poetry and poetics.
I live in Glasgow with my partner, daughter, and two French bulldogs — at the moment I am primarily a homemaker and I meditate on this work in different ways. I also write.
In my previous work I specialised in poetry and in ‘ecological’ writing, I ran courses on ‘Romantic Ecologies’, wrote a book (The Poetry Toolkit), academic articles and chapters, was once part of a team that edits The Browning Correspondence (letters to and from the Victorian poets, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning; I worked on volumes 20-23), taught and supervised many wonderful students and appeared on programmes like In Our Time on Radio 4. I’ve worked with lots of different kinds of academic and creative writers, with artists and with filmmakers.