A compelling triptych of sequences that are daring; imaginatively inquisitive and formally adventurous…Most authoritative of all is the poet’s play and playfulness with lexis, voice and narrative tone, with wryness and strangeness….Prehistory makes for a confidently unified collection of engaging poetry of both imaginative and formal ambition.

Harry Man

Rowena’s poetry has been featured in Bath Magg, Panoplyzine, Shooter Lit, and somewhere to keep the rain, amongst others. In 2018, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford University, and her thesis collection, Prehistory , was awarded Distinction. Prehistory is about love, consciousness, and the palaeolithic art. A poems from this collection – ‘This love’ is published in the April issue of Bath Magg.

She’s board member of the Oxford Poetry Library and was the 2019 ‘Writer-in-Residence’ at Open House, offering weekly writing sessions for those experiencing homelessness or housing issues, or who just wanted to pop by for tea.

You can read some of her published work below.


Pavlov’s Dog shortlisted in The Plough 2019 Short Poem Competition

Ripples and Taxidermy both longlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2019

A Divorcee Talks Through Block Universe Theory awarded winner of Shooter Lit Poetry Prize 2019

Ultraviolet commended for Winchester Poetry Prize 2017