Grants, Awards, Nominations, Commendations

2017-20

Royal Literary Fund Award

2017
Francis Head Bequest Award (Society of Authors)
Inpress Books 'Staff Pick' (Tan Raptures)
News from Nowhere Featured Book (Tan Raptures)
Nominated for Forward Prize Best Collection (Tan Raptures)
Authors’ Contingency Fund Award (Society of Authors)
John Masefield Memorial Trust Award (Society of Authors)

2016
Francis Head Bequest Award (Society of Authors)

2014-17
Royal Literary Fund Award

2013
Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award (for Odour of Devon Violet)

2012
Arts Council Grants for the Arts Award (for Blaze a Vanishing/ The Tall Skies)

2011
Shortlisted for the Tillie Olsen Award, Working Class Studies Association, USA
(Keir Hardie Street)
Closest Runner Up for Morning Star's Well Versed Protest in Poetry Award
(The Robin Hood Book, ed.)

2010
The Poetry Kit Book of the Month Sept (for Emergency Verse, ed.)
Morning Star Poetry Book Pick for 2010 (Keir Hardie Street)

2009
Purple Patch Best Small Press Individual Collection Shortlist
(A Tapestry of Absent Sitters)
NHS Sussex Partnership Trust Artist’s Award (for Mill View anthology)

2006
Nominated for Forward Prize Best First Collection (The Mansion Gardens)

1998
Asham Literary Trust First Edition Prize