Heidi is a poet, writing tutor, and mentor. She has over twenty years’ experience developing and delivering writing workshops for a wide range of organisations.

Heidi 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 studied poetry and prose at the University of East Anglia. She has a Masters in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from Oxford University (Keble College).

Latest News

Reading in Norwich

I'm looking forward to being part of Jenny Pagdin's launch of her magnificent debut collection 'The Snow Globe' at the Maddermarket Theatre bar, 7-9pm on Thursday 16th May. I'll be reading alongside...

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Two Ravens

What a gorgeous cover for this new anthology on mind and memory edited by Joy Howard. It's lovely to see 'Manifold' from The Print Museum in a whole host of fine company. "What are the most...

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Norwich Book Benches

It's wonderful that my second Bloodaxe collection, 'The Print Museum', has been included in one of the beautiful new stone 'Book Benches' around Norwich. The new trail promotes stories and authors...

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