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Awards, Grants 

& Praise

2023

  • John Pollard International Poetry Prize, Shortlist.

  • Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize, Longlist.

  • Best Poetry Magazine: Butcher's Dog, Saboteur Awards.

 

2022

  • Best Poetry Magazine: Butcher's Dog, Saboteur Awards.

2021    

  • John Masefield Memorial Fund, Society of Authors.

2020   

  • European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Innovation Award.

  • Emergency Fund, Society of Authors.

  • Artists’ Union England, Pandemic Relief Grant.

2019   

  • Hospitalfield Arts, Writer’s Residency, Arbroath, Scotland.

  • Arts Council England and New Writing North. Durham Book Festival commission. ‘The Traveller Road to Holy Island’, a collaborative walking, writing, and drawing book with a public engagement program in the North and South of England. Outlandish and debut poetry pamphlet Moveable Type (New Writing North).

  • NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group.
    Writing and arts for well-being public engagement program. Sessional Workshops for ESL speakers in HM Government’s Refugee Relocation Scheme.

     

2018   

  • Troubadour International Poetry Competition, Faber Books Runner-Up.
    Judges: Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott.   

  • Writing-up Fund, School of English, Newcastle University.

  • Writing-up Fund Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University.

2017   

  • Pushcart Nomination.

  • Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant, Lead Applicant. 
    With Professor Carolyn Forché. The Cold Boat: Walking With Refugees. Continued development of writing workshops for ESL speakers in HM Government’s Refugee Relocation Scheme.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council, Research Training and Support Grant. Research visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA.

  • Gateshead Council Grant: poetry publication for Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.


2016

  • The Catherine Cookson Foundation Charitable Trust Grant.

  • Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts Grant.
     

2015   

  • NCL+ Advanced Award in Leadership. 

  • Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Fund.

  • The Cold Boat: Poetry of Witness public engagement events program, creation of a digital archive, and creative writing workshops with refugees in North Tyneside​.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Innovation Fund, Lead Applicant. Creative Practice Completion Symposium: a cross-institutional three-night residential in Scotland for PGRs to exhibit, present, perform and discuss practice-led research in progress.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Student Development Fund.

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Innovation Fund, Co-applicant.
    Cross-institutional Northern Bridge DTP poetry reading, Durham University.


2014   

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council, Northern Bridge Scholarship.

  • Melita Hume Poetry Prize for Writers Under 30s, Shortlist. Judge: Emily Berry.

  • Bridport Poetry Prize, Shortlist. Judge: Liz Lochead.

  • Saatchi and Saatchi, EE Internship Winner, London.


2012   

  • Northern Promise Award, New Writing North. Judge: Paul Farley.


2009   

  • Alfred Bradley Bursary Radio Play Awards, Longlist.  


2010   

  • Northumberland Bursary, Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education.


2007   

  • Jack Higgins Outstanding Academic Performance Prize, Leeds University.

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