I find metre, rhythm and rhyme irresistible, like ice cream on a summer’s day. So I‘m always looking for new words, and new ways to make words work together to create interesting sounds.
Some of my poems are funny (or at least I hope they are…). But some are serious and address important things that aren’t always talked about, like sadness, fear or kindness. I often think about how we live and what we can do to make our lives, and the lives of others, a little bit better.
My illustration and poetry have been published by Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Wayland, The Irish Times, The Caterpillar, Springboard Stories, Stew, Teach Primary, The Poetry School, The Pool, Countdown and Touchdown – and I won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize 2016.
I also enjoy performing children’s poetry and recently performed at Latitude Festival, home to Europe’s largest poetry arena.
This page features a selection of my poems and illustrations, together with audio recordings – so please have a listen.