Octavia Poetry at Serpentine Galleries

Ideas Through Art: Poetry from the Personal Octavia Poetry Collective will lead a workshop for educators exploring poetry as a method to understand and develop personal identities. ‘Leading out of current discourse around migration, movement and identity, the workshop will create a space to explore how we individually and collectively see and understand the world….

Confusion of Tongues, Art and the Limits of Language, Courtauld Commission

Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language MA Programme Curating the Art Museum, 16 June – 17 July 2016 It was an absolute pleasure to be commissioned by The Courtauld Gallery‘s MA Curating students to write poems in response to some of the works within their fantastic exhibition, Confusion of Tongues: Art and…

Sex in the Afternoon

Sex in the Afternoon: Wellcome Collection This Sunday (26th July) is the Sex in the Afternoon event at the Southbank Centre in the Purcell Room. Poets, Kei Miller, Warsan Shire, Malika Booker and Rachel Mars present their poetry and prose exploring the theme of sex. I, along with a few of my Burn After Reading…

My Bed poetry performance at Late @ Tate

For dream commissions, make your own. London Laureates, Ella Frears, Laurie Bolger, Clare Mulley and I, perform poems inspired by Tracey Emin’s, ‘My Bed’ at Late at Tate last Friday.

I Shape Beauty – The Secrets Women Keep

I wrestled with a few demons, (some so old I consider them annoying acquaintances, when very lonely, friends) to make it to the ‘I Shape Beauty’ poetry and visual art workshop/s last week in Brixton. Demons are very clever. To say they’d been trying to talk me out of it a week ahead would be and understatement. They had…

Leaving is Not Enough

“Leaving is not enough. You must stay gone. Train your heart like a dog. Change the locks even on the house he’s never visited. You lucky, lucky girl. You have an apartment just your size. A bathtub full of tea. A heart the size of Arizona, but not nearly so arid. Don’t wish away your…