Emma's poetry is inspired by her interest in people and nature, and by the time she spends walking and swimming in wild open spaces.
Her poems and short stories have been extensively published in UK and international literary anthologies and magazines.
Emma enjoys performing at live literature events across the central belt of Scotland where she lives. She was Makar o the Month for the Scots Language Centre in July of 2022 and was proud to have two film poems included in an event for the Paisley Book Festival.
She believes passionately in giving everyone a voice.
In War & Peace was set up by The Poets' Republic to record and share the responses from poets to war, state violence and the pursuit of peace. 'History Lesson' was written after listening to a man hiding in Kyiv share his terrifying experiences on the radio.
"Democracy is a fragile idea founded on the hope and conviction of those who participate in it."
The poems in this anthology are a response to the events of January the 6th. Read Emma's poem here.
The Space Between Sounds
Emma was proud when Isabelle Kenyon contacted her to ask if she would contribute her poem, The Space Between Sounds, to this fantastic calendar.
The calendar not only raises funds for the mental health charity, Mind, but also gets people talking about issues that were once taboo.
Together, let's break down the barriers around mental health!
Love & Desire & Hate
Brilliant title, brilliant setting and brilliant performances!
A massive shout out to Sweet Pea Photography for taking the photographs.