Heidi is a poet, writing tutor and mentor. She studied poetry and prose at the UEA and regularly teaches for arts and literature organisations in the UK.

She runs a Reading Group for the Royal Literary Fund and has been an RLF Advisory Fellow and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of East Anglia. Previously Heidi was Poet-in-Residence for the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre and Writer-in-Residence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum.

She teaches a monthly poetry seminar for The Poetry School and mentors poets world-wide by Skype through The Poetry Society, the National Centre for WritingThe Poetry School and The Writing Coach. Heidi also peer reviews poetry and short prose for San Diego based journal Whale Road Review.

Her first collection ‘Electric Shadow’ (Bloodaxe, 2011) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Her second collection, ‘The Print Museum’ (Bloodaxe, 2016), won the EAW Book by the Cover Award and the 2016 East Anglian Book Award for Poetry. Her third collection ‘Return by Minor Road’ was published by Bloodaxe in June 2020, featured in The Guardian and was a Poetry Society and Out-Spoken Press Book of the Year.

She is a qualified Writing Coach and has over twenty years’ experience developing and delivering writing workshops for a wide range of large corporations and arts organisations.

Latest News

‘Greening the Earth’, Penguin India

'Place' from my third Bloodaxe collection 'Return by Minor Road' has been included in 'Greening the Earth', a Penguin Random House India anthology. Here's a bit more about the book: Greening the...

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Wymondham Words reading

I'm thrilled to be reading with the legendary George Szirtes, Moniza Alvi and Elizabeth Lewis Williams on Saturday 28th October at 7.30pm in the beautiful Becket's Chapel as part of Wymondham Words...

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