- Head of Contemporary British Collections
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I lead the three Contemporary British teams - Publications, Manuscripts & Archives, and the Sound Archive – who curate these multimedia collections for the research, inspiration and enjoyment of all.
For the Library, 'Contemporary' means from 1950 onwards for manuscripts and from 2000 onwards for publications, including the UK Web Archive. All the Library’s sound recordings, going back to the 19th century, are part of Contemporary British Collections.
I have a background in curatorship, team management and strategy. I have expertise in contemporary poetry, little magazines, and artist’s books. I am a poet, lyricist and novelist and this helps inform my work, too.