"I think I take my ideas from what’s around me, I write a lot about place, relationships, community. I love the idea of us living in these funny little Box Rooms and all the drama that goes on within them. I like to write poetry people can understand and feel that it’s ok to be human when they read it.
I also write with an organisation called The Poetry Takeaway – some of its work is from a converted burger van that serves poems based on any subject or theme, the public provide the ingredients and we write about almost anything! I find this opens up new ideas to me constantly and just meeting people, having a chat and hearing their stories is the most rewarding job in the world.
Finally, I get asked to write various commissions and these can be based on anything from lipstick to Tracey Emin’s Bed, to St. Paul’s Cathedral to trainers, to politics to… salmon! I’m genuinely inspired by everything but really it’s people I like to write with and about the most, oh and pubs."