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.
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’ is published by Bloodaxe in June 2020.
She is a qualified Writing Coach and professional member (AMAC) of the Association for Coaching. She has over twenty years’ experience developing and delivering writing workshops for a wide range of large corporations and arts organisations. In 2008 and 2009 Heidi was writer-in-residence for the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre. From 2011-2014 she was writer-in-residence at the John Jarrold Printing Museum.
I’m looking forward to taking part in this online conference on 5th and 6th August: ‘Is it Shame or Is it Water: poetry and research in conversation’ This two-day symposium at the Oxford...
Home Stage grew out of The Royal British Legion Club – The Harbour Room – in the village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast. When Covid hit, it migrated its Folk Club and Quiz Nights online....
I enjoyed writing a piece for the Royal Society of Literature newsletter Only Connect, choosing a talk from their archive that resonated strongly with me. The event I chose was...
Keep rereading this wonderful poem on @InkSweatTears today by @PoulamiSomanya https://t.co/oyR0LIVTIq
&the room is cold with its geometry of faces
a child looks through cellophane & imagines an escape
a place moves in time like a needlepoint on water
often it’s hard to tell what’s real from reflection...
@PoulamiSomanya's mesmerising 'Here I am, again'. https://t.co/v37XIDAVpS https://t.co/sOgVjNWDJo
Looking forward to taking part in this 'Poetry and Mentoring Symposium' on 8th October.
Contributors include @KostyaTsolakis @RomalynAnte @DzifaBenson @AvivaDautch @SandeepKParmar @CalebParkin @jtwelsch
Online or in-person tickets - free. Do join us: