CV

Frog Spell screen print 2014

Residencies

2020

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Peleh Family Residency

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California, USA

2019

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Hawthornden Fellowship

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Scotland, UK

2018

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Winchester Poetry Festival

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Winchester, UK

2018

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The Museum of Liverpool

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Liverpool, UK

2016

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Arvon Foundation

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Shropshire, UK

2015

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Beit Venezia

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Venice, IT

2015

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Migration Museum

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Greenwich, UK

2015

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Fermynwoods Contemporary Art

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East Midlands, UK

2013

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TfL Poetry Residency

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London, UK

2011

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London Printworks Trust

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London, UK

2011

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Marine Studios

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Margate, UK

2004

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Feast (LIFT)

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London, UK

Exhibitions

2018

:

The Practical Visionary

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The Poetry Society

2018

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100 Drawings About Home

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Tate Modern

2017

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Go I Know Not Whither

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The Art Stable

2016

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The New Venice Haggadah

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Jewish Museum of Venice

2015

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The Listening Forest

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The Poetry Society

2015

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Still Life

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The Art Stable

2013

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Visual Poetics

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National Poetry Library

2012

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SHRINE

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Wilton's Music Hall

2011

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The Hankie Show

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London Printworks Trust

2011

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Feast on the Bridge

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Southwark Bridge

2011

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Pie Days and Holidays

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Margate, UK

2005

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Urban Art Fair 2005

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Josephine Avenue

2004

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Tales Told in Tents

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The Red Star Gallery

2004

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Urban Art Fair 2004

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Josephine Avenue

2004

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FEAST

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Rosendale Allotments

2003

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Just Like Real Life

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London Centre for Psychotherapy

2003

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The Hoxton Project

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Hoxton Hall

1995

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Talking Pictures

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The Ritzy Cinema

1995

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Fatal Attractions

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Wellcome Institute

1994

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Wonder Tales

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Atlantis Middle Gallery

1993

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New Work

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Bedford Hill Gallery

1992

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South Bank Picture Show

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Royal Festival Hall

1992

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Esteem Roller

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Peacock Yard

1991

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New Work

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Hampstead Theatre

1988

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Wit Rot

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Bloomsbury Theatre

Publications

2023

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Deck of Esther

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Beit Venezia

2022

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Somali Sounds and Stories

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British Library

2021

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INDEX

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zimZalla

2021

:

Inventory of a Life Mislaid

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Harper Collins

2019

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60 Lovers to Make and Do

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Henningham Family Press

2018

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The Practical Visionary

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Hercules Editions

2018

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Unwritten

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Nine Arches Press

2017

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Velkom to Inklandt

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Short Books

2017

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Your Candle Accompanies the Sun

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Henningham Family Press

2016

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Voyage

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Migration Museum

2016

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Protest Calligraphy

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Artists' Book

2015

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The Listening Forest

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Henningham Family Press

2015

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Alive to be Alive

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Henningham Family Press

2015

:

Ruth Wilford

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Artists' Book

2013

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Ghost Hotel

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Artists' Book

2012

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Hurricane Butter

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Artists' Book

2011

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Pie Days and Holidays

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Marine Studios

2010

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Rama and Sita

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Frances Lincoln Children's Books

2004

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Tales Told in Tents

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Frances Lincoln Children's Books

2002

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Childspace Cookbook

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Sure Start and Lambeth Community Chest

1995

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Tales of Amazing Maidens

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Frances Lincoln Children's Books

1994

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Wonder Tales

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Chatto & Windus

Teaching

Goldsmiths • Birkbeck • The Poetry School • The Poetry Society • Morley College • Royal Drawing School • Central St Martins • Winchester School of Art • Falmouth University • Chelsea School of Art • Christies Education • Dulwich Picture Gallery • Unicorn Theatre • Turner Contemporary • British Library • SOAS & many schools, museums and libraries. 

Readings

Poetry Please (BBC Radio 4) • Belfast Book Festival • Tate Britain • The Blake Society • Winchester Poetry Festival • Aldeburgh Poetry Festival • Poets and Players • The Whitworth Gallery • Manchester • The Jewish Book Festival • Kings Place • The Other Room • Manchester • Poets Live, Paris • Swindon Poetry Festival • Cambridge Literature festival • Listening Forest at the Poetry Café • Bookartbookshop • The New Concrete at The Whitechapel Gallery • The Shuffle at the Poetry Café • Peter Barlow’s Cigarette, Manchester • Jewish Poetry Day at LJS • Visual Poetics at The Poetry Library • Camarades at Rich Mix and at The Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

Awards

2020 TLS Book of the Year (60 Lovers to Make and Do)

2017 The Sunday Times Poetry Book of the Year (Velkom to Inklandt)

2017 The Observer Book of the Month (Velkom to Inklandt)

2015 Free Verse Poetry Book Fair First Prize

1994 Royal Overseas League Lucy Morrison Prize