I, Ursula, my second full collection of poetry was published by V.Press Poetry, January 2020. Writing with another poet, Katy Wareham Morris,  we created a sequence titled Inheritance,  and it won the 2018  Saboteur Award for best collaborative work.

My debut full collection, Queen, Jewel, Mistress, was published by Eyewear, 2015. My pamphlet, Fox Boy, was published by Dancing Girl Press, 2014, and my poetry memoir How to Wear Grunge, was published in 2018 (and it was shortlisted for best pamphlet at the 2019 Saboteur Awards) .

I work as a lecturer at University of Worcester teaching poetry, memoir, and the short story. I also tutor and lead workshops; you can find out more on the Woo Writers page.

You can follow me on twitter @MermaidsDrown

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: “The significance of this book (Queen, Jewel, Mistress) as a work of art, however, is in its reclamation of history from the female perspective. That the poems themselves are brilliant, almost all of them adroitly executed, makes me want to stand up and give the book a round of applause. There is mastery here, boldness, and a lively assertion of what poetry can give to the historical imagination. This is a book that deserves widespread acclaim.”

Youtube: reading the poem Actions Speak from the new Bloodaxe anthology Hwaet!


Sarah James, Catherine Crosswell, Ruth Stacey, Jenny Hope

The Vaginellas at Burgage Hall, Ledbury


Poetry for Lunch: Birmingham Library


The Quiet Compere Tour at the Mac, Birmingham

“Ruth Stacey weaved delicate verse and then hit us with “the bear who brings white roses that smell of other girls”.  Sarah Dixon

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