I am delighted to share that I have been awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant by Arts Council England. This grant will support me to research and write my next poetry book, CYMA, during 2023.
CYMA will investigate the military histories, climate futures and sensory ecologies of a specific site in Norfolk, through a neurodivergent/disabled lens. As part of the project I will be trying new research and writing techniques, and working with other creatives to help me find innovative ways to share the poems with audiences on the page, on stage, and online.
I have been scoping this project since 2018, and it’s hugely exciting to have the opportunity to bring this long-held dream to reality. I will be sharing my reflections as the project progresses in future posts. Stay tuned.