“When what we see catches us off-guard, and when we write it as realistically and openly as possible, it offers hope” – Anne Lamott

After working for 22 years as an English teacher, for 13 of which I’ve also taught on the PGCE English course at the University of Cambridge, I’m passionate about the ways in which reading and writing can fire the imagination and help us to explore both our own and others’ experiences in profound and often surprising ways. Now, having embarked on my own journey as a poet, I’m enjoying giving space to my own creativity, and seeing how that can help to enhance my skills as a teacher.