My Life as a Goldfish and other poems
These succinct and sometimes darkly humorous poems are lessons in how economy of words can lead the imagination to soar. Nursery rhyme adverts strip well-known stories to their bare bones & distil them while a wolf girl creeps out of the woods like an Angela Carter character. Delicious wordplay takes places in a list that describes a monster's lunch while a ‘Raga Man’ is entirely composed of anagrams. 'The Problem with Spelling' provides humorous ammunition for those who know that phonics in isolation are not all there is to learning to read.
Shortlisted for the 2015 CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award)