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.
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...
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...
Wish I was there in person on Sunday! Next best thing, taking part in a free online reading with poetry heroes of mine:
Do you think I could ask the organisers to angle their webcam out the window so I can see the sea? https://t.co/oUjYoiYlUq
Excited to be part of this virtual @BloodaxeBooks event for @BerwickLitFest on Sunday 17th Oct, 1-2.15pm - reading with David Constantine (one of this year's National Poetry Comp judges) and Forward Prize nominee Tishani Doshi.
Get your free ticket here: https://t.co/Un6V62VvmZ
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