She was educated in Edinburgh and Oxford University. She lived in London’s East End for several years, before moving to Oxfordshire where she now works as a teacher, journalist and freelance writer. She recently wrote an inspiring article on her Very Quiet Foreign Girls poetry group.
Her poetry and seven radio plays have been broadcast by BBC Radio. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper; her work appeared inThe Scotsman, the New Statesman and Poetry Review. She also writes for radio and broadcasts on the World Service and BBC Radio 3 and 4. 2009. She is a Creative Writing Fellow of Oxford Brookes University and teaches Creative Writing at the Arvon Foundation. She is currently one of the writers-in-residence at the charity First Story. Her poetry has been included in A Book of Scottish Verse (2002) and The Edinburgh book of twentieth-century Scottish poetry.
Teatro Sociale, Saturday September 17, 4 PM