Grants, Awards, Nominations, Commendations

2022

Morning Star Poetry Roundup Pick for 2021 (Anxious Corporals)

2021

Culture Matters Christmas Roundup Pick 2021 (Anxious Corporals)

2020-23

Royal Literary Fund Award

2019

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award

2017-20

Royal Literary Fund Award

2018

Bread & Roses Poetry Award

2017

Francis Head Bequest Award (Society of Authors)

InPress Staff Pick (Tan Raptures)

News From Nowhere Featured Book (Tan Raptures)

Forward Prize Nomination for 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 England Grants for the Arts Award

      (Odour of Devon Violet)

2012

Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award

      (Blaze a Vanishing/ The Tall Skies)

2011

Tillie Olsen Award Shortlist, 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 (Emergency Verse, ed.)

Morning Star Poetry Pick 2010 (Keir Hardie Street)

2009

Purple Patch Best Small Press Poetry Collection Shortlist

      (A Tapestry of Absent Sitters)

NHS Sussex Partnership Artist's Award (Mill View anthology)

2006

Forward Prize Nomination for Best First Collection

      (The Mansion Gardens)

1998

Asham Literary Trust First Edition Prize