JUNE 2017


CAN IT BE ABOUT ME? Book events in schools:

20th June Telford

23rd June Peterborough



All Saints Church, Edmonton, North London

Poetry reading with Derrick Porter

Rosemary Drescher, Michael Shann, Sonia Jaremas, and Cheryl  (with live music by ALASTAIR GAVIN)

Thursday 22nd June, 7-9pm



Chicken Shed Theatre, Southgate

Spoken Word and Poetry

Cheryl reading with Naomi Sparrow and Mary Duggan

Thursday 29 June 7pm £5




   •    The Girl is Smiling Circle Time Press 2012

   •    Can It Be About Me? Illustrated by Ros Asquith Frances Lincoln Publishers 2012


  •    a life in the year of... Poetry At Highfield Circle Time Press, 2015

   •    Anthology of Age Editor Sarah Hesketh The Emma Press January, 2015

   •    Homesickness and Exile Editors Rachel Piercey/Emma Wright,The Emma Press January, 2014

   •    A Poetic Primer for Love and Seduction: Naso was my Tutor

        Editors Rachel Piercey/Emma Wright, The Emma Press, January 2014

   •    Her Wings of Glass Editors Myra Schneider, Penelope Shuttle and Dilys Wood, Second Light Publications 2014       

   •    Heavenly Bodies: a constellation of poetry Editor Rebecca Bilkau, Beautiful Dragons 2014

   •    Prairie Schooner Winter 2013 Edition ed. Brian Turner - translations of poems by Bewketu Seyoum

   •    Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition 2013 Anthology

   •    Not Only The Dark: 160 poems on the theme of survival Editor Nicky Gould & Jo Field, Categorical Books 2011

   •    The Winners The Bridport Prize 2010

   •    Into the Empty Space New Gallery Books 1999               

   •    The Dybbuk of Delight Five Leaves Press 1995               

   •    Dancing the Tightrope  The Women’s Press 1987               

   •    Angels of Fire  Chatto & Windus 1986                    

   •    Purple & Green  Rivelin Grapheme Press 1985                 


  •    Manhattan Review Fall 2015

   •    Long Poem Magazine Issue 1 Winter 2008/9

   •    Magma Issue 63 Autumn 2015

   •    The Poetry Review Spring 2013

   •    Magma Issue 55 Spring 2013 ‘The Soul and the Machine’

   •    Artemis Poetry Magazine Issue 3 Nov 2009

   •    Long Poem Magazine Issue 1 Winter 2008/9


  •    Wyoming Trail Granta Books 1999


  •    Prison Baby - Hard Labour Theatre Co.  Etcetera Theatre 1988 One-woman play about pregnancy and         confinement.

  •    Granny’s Bottom Drawer - Quicksilver Theatre for Children 1990.

Musical play for under-fives about memory loss and the relationship between the very old and the very young.  

  •    The Golly - Kings Head Theatre Islington 1990 (dir. Ian Rickson)

Play about the fears and expectations of young couple expecting their first child.            

  •    Dramaturg on Heaven for Bristol Express Theatre Co 1991 by Sarah Aicher (dir. Andy Jordan)

  •    No. 3 Pied Piper Street  Quicksilver Theatre for Children in collaboration with Vocem Electric Voice Theatre. Play exploring dreams and wish-fulfilment. National tour (Lilian Bayliss Theatre, London;  Gulbenkian Theatre, Newcastle; Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch; Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham) 1992-93            

  •    Hansel and Gretel  for Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood (dir. Peter Kinsey) 1994-95



   •    Such Games London Writers 2006, published October 2007     

   •    Making Faces LabLit 2007

   •    In Her Shoes Pulp.net 2006

   •    The Mountain Flower New Gallery Books 1999

   •    The Present  P.E.N. New Fiction I, Quartet Books 1984 


   •    A Bear Behind Children’s BBC TV series

   •    Poetry Pie CBeebies BBC TV series         



‘In the Path of the Poet’ Writing on Location - special edition of the NAWE Writing in Education magazine, issue no. 54 Summer 2011, ISSN 1361-8539                      

‘Parenting Imperfection: unlocking meaning in the developing relationship between a father and his disabled son in Gianni Amelio’s The Keys To The House [Le Chiavi di Casa 2004]‘ The International Journal of Psychoanalysis Autumn 2011

‘Processing The Momentary’ Writing Routes (eds. Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson)  Jessica Kingsley Publishing 2011

‘Life-Writing The Future’, an adapted version of a paper presented at the Work of Life-Writing conference at Kings College London, 2009 King's College paper July 2009.pdf

‘Exchanging Words in the Community’ Magma Poetry 35, Summer 2006

‘The Making of a Group’ Writing Works (eds. Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson)  Jessica Kingsley Publishing 2006               

‘The Self as Source’ in The Self on the Page (eds. Celia Hunt and Fiona Sampson) Jessica Kingsley Publishing 1998

published works