New Poems

About the House

Written as part of an online workshop for Barnsley Museums’ Hear My Voice Poetry Competition, 2020.

Online Workout
Write Where We Are Now, April 2020

Carol Ann Duffy and the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University have brought together poets from around the world to write new poems about the recent days past and the weeks ahead. The poets were invited to write directly about the Coronavirus pandemic or about the personal situation they find themselves in right now.

Animal Rescue is Carol Rumens’ Poem of the Week
The Guardian, March 2017

from Take This One to Bed
(Valley Press 2016)


Leeds to London

Leaving (i. Goldfish Bowl)


You, You
Spider Hours

from Take This One to Bed
(Valley Press 2016)

Portrait of Poet with Dimmer Switch
Southword Journal
July 2016

154 – 154 Poems by 154 Contemporary Poets in Response to Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets
Live Canon, April 2016

Poetry Review
December 2014

Boys and How About This?
The North
December 2013

National Park
Poetry Review
June 2013

Inspired by Hungarian poetry: British poets in conversation with Attila József
The Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Centre, London
April 2013

Jubilee Lines
commissioned by Carol Ann Duffy
May 2012

It Has Rained All Week
The New Statesman
May 2012

Cold Case
A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens
ed. Peter Robinson
Two Rivers Press 2012

Self-Portrait in Betty’s Cafe Tea-Room, Ilkley
Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam
ed. Todd Swift & Kim Lockwood
Cinnamon Press 2012

Torch Song
Poetry Review
autumn 2011

The Guardian
commissioned by Carol Ann Duffy
December 2010

from Departures and Calling
June 2011

Several translations included in
New Order: Hungarian Poets of the Post 1989 Generation
Arc Publications