newface~2makes art and trouble. She hopes one day to see a whale in real life. In the meantime, she is learning to roller skate, rock-climb, and use an RC-505 loop station while she (allegedly) studies for a BA in English with Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She previously earned an HND in Contemporary Music Performance as a vocalist at the ICMP, and a Creative iMedia diploma from Barking & Dagenham College.

She is currently working on a pamphlet of sci-fi ecopoetry and an original TV pilot. Earlier this year she directed a short play and is currently assistant-directing a full-length play with KDC theatre. She also performs as a singer-songwriter. Beck Taylor Lombardi is producing her debut EP.

She has been on staff at Lesflicks, a sapphic streaming platform, where she wrote reviews and articles and created closed captions; Monstering, a magazine by and for disabled women, where she read submissions; and Winter Tangerine Review, where she is most proud of mentoring young queer poets for the We Sweat Honeysuckle summer workshop series. At the moment, she works a number of part-time, flexible jobs alongside her studies and creative practice, including loitering in the background while people make movies.

Her poems have been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net Awards, and in 2021 she was longlisted for Palette Poetry’s Emerging Poet Prize, judged by Kelli Russell Agodon and Foundlings Press’ Ralph Angel Poetry Prize, judged by Mary Ruefle. She reads these poems wherever she is asked, but is especially amenable to being paid.

If you meet her at a party, she will tell you she is Mad, gay, Jew(ish), and an identical twin. Ask her about space-hopper jousting, alcoholic soup restaurants, and/or the proper etiquette for transporting snails to safety after rain. In case you never meet her a party, you can learn more about her here.

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Un/Natural with Elspeth Wilson
Royal Society of Literature
D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent nature writing
2021

Red Sky Sessions with Bohdan Piasecki
Apples and Snakes
Poetry
2021

Arvon Writing Residency with Yomi Sode and Catherine Smith
Apples and Snakes & The Arvon Foundation
Poetry
2020

Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School with Marisa Carnesky
Tramshed
Performance art
2020

The Writing Room with Jacob Sam LaRose
Apples and Snakes
Poetry and performance
2019

DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE with Ed Lewis
Global Justice Now
Activism
2019

POW!
Spread the Word
Performance art
2019