awards

2018
Troubadour International Poetry Competition, Faber Books Runner-Up. Judges: Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott.

2017
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and Gateshead Council Grant.
Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant.

2016
Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts Grant.
Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant.
The Catherine Cookson Foundation Charitable Trust Support Grant.
Innovation Fund, Arts and Humanities Research Council.

2015
Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal Grant.
NCL+ Advanced Award in Leadership.

2014
Northern Bridge Scholarship, Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Melita Hume Poetry Prize for Under 30s, Shortlist.
Bridport Poetry Prize, Shortlist.

2012
Northern Promise Award, New Writing North. Judge: Paul Farley.

2009
Alfred Bradley Bursary Awards, Longlist.

2010
Northumberland Bursary, Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education.

2007
Jack Higgins Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, Leeds Trinity and All Saints.