I’ve been writing poetry most of my life, in parallel with a career as a BBC reporter and presenter. Since I became a freelance, poetry has consumed much of my time and I’ve had poems published in various anthologies.

Nine Pens are about to publish ‘Invisible Continents’, a pamphlet of poems from me and my collaborators and friends, Jane R Rogers and Tahmina Maula.  

I was joint winner of the Debut Collection Competition held by https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/ and my collection ‘Recovery Attempt’ will be published by Mark in 2024.  I’ve been chosen for Wave 17 of Iamb Poetry and one of my poems features in the ‘Anne-thology’ re-imagining Anne Hathaway, from Broken Sleep.

I live in Plymouth with my husband, and I often write about the sea. We are sailors and sea swimmers and I believe in the sea’s powers to console and strengthen us. I’m also deeply worried about damage done to its environment and wildlife.

If you want a look at my broadcasting career, see:         https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleycurwen/