I was born in Vancouver, BC and now live in Edinburgh, Scotland.
My poetry has appeared in journals across the Atlantic, including Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry, Best Scottish Poems 2013, Poetry Review, Wild Court, Scottish Review of Books, the Scotsman, Canadian Literature, and many others.
In 2018 I was a recipient of the Muriel Spark Centenary Award, and I have been writing a sequence of poems entitled ‘Why We Love You‘, based on the letters, photographs and materials in Spark’s archive at the National Library of Scotland. In 2018 I was also awarded a Creative Scotland/ Scottish Book Trust Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, and spent a month as writer in residence at the Hôtel Chevillon in Grez-sur-Loing, France.
My debut collection Settle (Vagabond Voices, 2016), shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry prize. I have a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow, where I was an Overseas Research Scholar and Faculty of Arts Award holder. I am currently Research Associate at the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts at Newcastle University.