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 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.
A poetry reading with a difference: ten poets choose their favourite contemporary poem and read one of theirs in response. It's going to be a fascinating evening to be part of. The poets signed up...
I’m very excited to be reading alongside fellow Bloodaxe poets David Constantine (one of this year's National Poetry Competition judges) and Forward Prize nominee Tishani Doshi at the Berwick...
What stories can we tell about the people who make us into poets? This free, one-day symposium on poetry and mentoring takes place in-person at Mayflower Studios in Southampton, and online. It will...
Wonderful integration of photography & poetry in AnneOsbourn1 & Bob Coe's surimono in @plantspplplanet.
Especially enjoyed that the shots show 'flowers that have yet to reach, or have passed, [the] stage usually associated with a perfect bloom'.