HLR’s debut full-length prosetry collection
History of Present Complaint
is published by Close To The Bone (Feb 2021).

Find out more about it here.
Available in digital and paperback here.
Read the critical response HoPC has received here.





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HLR’s micro-chapbook
Portrait of the Poet as a Hot Mess
was released digitally by Ghost City Press
on 5th July 2021 as part of their Summer Series.
Download it for free here.






Ariadne’s Thread (issue 7)

poetry: ‘Secret Saviours’


Infinite Press (issue 1)

poetry: ‘Flutterby’


The Gravity of the Thing (September)

poetry: ‘The Bat Cave’ / ‘Conchiglie’


Em Dash Literary Magazine (issue 2: Absence)

poetry: ‘St Peter’




Message in a Bottle literary journal (spring issue)

poetry: ‘Decline’




We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harrassment and Sexual Assault (Indie Blu(e) Press)

poetry: ‘Vignettes of Violation’




Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen

poetry: ‘You vs Me’ / ‘The Signs’ / ‘Not a Mother’


streetcake experimental magazine (issue 62)

poetry: ‘Definition’


Free Verse Revolution

poetry: ‘Stranger’ / ‘On Melancholy’ / ‘Talking’


Dear Damsels (BODY issue)

poetry: ‘Out of the Mouths of Doctors’




Free Verse Revolution

poetry: ‘Heart(less)’


Dust Poetry Magazine (issue 1)

poetry: ‘Found in Phone Notes’


In Parentheses Literary Magazine (winter 2020)

prose: ‘Moondance’


Chantarelle’s Notebook

poetry: ‘Etc.’ / ‘The View from the Smoking Room’


Re-side zine (issue #4: BODIES)

creative non-fiction: ‘You Are More Than The Sum Of Your Parts’


The Hellebore (summer/fall 2020)

creative non-fiction essay: ‘A Brief History of Tea’


Lunate (Flash 500 competition)

experimental flash fiction: ‘On The Cusp’


Anti-Heroin Chic (February)

poetry: ‘(Ador)/(Deplor)able’ / ‘(This) Isn’t It’ / ‘To Love X, Y and Z’ / ‘Things You’ll Find When I Die’ / ‘Lent’


Constellate Literary Journal (summer 2020)

Featured poet: ‘Empty’


Ghost Heart Literary Journal

poetry: ‘The Swim’ / ‘Inheritance’


Royal Rose: The Castle

poetry: ‘Parapraxis’


The Short Story

flash prose: ‘Lasagne’


3 Moon Magazine (Texts I Didn’t Send issue)

poetry: ‘To: DAD’


Here Comes Everyone Magazine (The GREEN Issue)

prose: ‘Dis-ease’


The Daily Drunk

poetry: ‘Bloody Mary’


Bukowski 100 (Newington Press, 2020)

prose poetry: ‘Oh, Man’




Close To The Bone (April Poetry Showcase)

poetry: ‘F*** Five’ / ‘Blunt Force’ / ‘Sweet Release’ / ‘Things You’ll Find When She Dies’


Dead Fern Press

creative-nonfiction: ‘Tracks’


Misery Tourism (April 2021 HOAXES issue)

fiction: ‘Strong Oak’


C*nsorship Magazine (The Ritz issue)

flash: ‘Red Flag’


Punk Noir Magazine

prose: ‘S.C.U.M’


SCAB Magazine (issue 9, September 2021)

prose poetry: ‘Anatomy of a Disordered Personality: Bones’


Sledgehammer Literary Journal

poetry: ‘Terrified’ (June) / ‘Sometimes I Didn’t Talk At All’ (July) / ‘Another Time at Camden Lock’ (August)


Through The Looking Glass: Reflecting on Madness and Chaos Within (Indie Blu(e) Press)

poetry: ‘Out of the Mouths of Doctors’ [reprint]


Selcouth Station Press (July 2021)

poetry: ‘Textbook’ / ‘Corkboard’


Nauseated Drive (July 2021)

poetry: ‘Friends in Low Places’ / ‘Things He Said in Bed’ / ‘TWLOHA’


Lunate (August 2021)

poetry: ‘Kneading’


Outcast Press: Poetry Vol 2 (August 2021)

poetry: ‘How Could You?’


Green Ink Poetry (PYRES issue)

poetry: ‘Notions of Infinity’


Epoch Press (summer 2021 ROOTS issue)

creative non-fiction: ‘A Tiny Feast’


Mausoleum Press

poetry: ‘Cereal for Dinner’ / ‘Peculiar Times (Pre-Pandemic)’


Fevers of the Mind (Issue 5 / ‘Overcome’ anthology)

poetry: ‘Watch’


Expat Press (August 2021)

prose poetry: ‘One Time at Camden Lock’


A Thing Slice of Anxiety

poetry: ‘Blunt Force’ / ‘Nevertheless, You Are Left-Handed’ / ‘October Triptych’ / ‘Lovely’ / ‘Blind (Happy 3rd Death Day, Daddy)




The Best Worst Years: A Student Anthology (Acid Bath Publishing)

prose/CNF: ‘& party & bullshit’


But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness (Indie Blu(e) Press)

poetry: ‘-algia’


Emerge Literary Journal (Issue 20)

poetry: ‘Icarus’


Resurrection Magazine (June 2022)

poetry: ‘Your Name in Flames’ / ‘Mundane Things That Immediately Make Me Think of a Specific Dead Person’


The Hellebore (Issue 10)

experimental prose poem: ‘Things To Do Instead of Dying’


Sledgehammer Lit

poetry: ‘All Roads Lead to Seven Sisters’ (October) / ‘I am, I am, I am’ (November) / ‘Ivy’ (December)


Gutslut Press

poetry: ‘Teeth’ (Bonemilk Anthology) / ‘My Illnesses Apologised to Me’ & ‘Deep’ (~Suicidal Aliens anthology, Feb 2022)


50/50 LIT

poetry: ‘A man is watching me eat’ (Issue 2)


HASH Journal

creative non-fiction: ‘Daria & Pete’ (September 2021)


Idle Ink

poetry: ‘City Triptych’




‘On The Cusp’ by HLR
SHORTLISTED: Lunate Flash 500 competition

‘Lasagne’ by HLR
WINNER: The Cambridge Prize for Flash Fiction 2020

‘Tracks’ by HLR
RUNNER-UP: Dead Fern Press Valentine’s Contest 2021

‘Anatomy of a Disordered Personality: Skin’ by HLR
WINNER: The Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021




HLR was a resident writer at Hijacked Amygdala from its inception in March 2016, posting new writing most Fridays until April 2020.

You can read all of her contributions to Hijacked Amygdala here.

HLR is the author of a critical edition of Mother and Daughter (an uncompleted sonnet sequence) by Augusta Webster (2014). This book is available through the University of London. If you do not have access to the University of London library/archive services and think that you may find this edition useful to your studies, you can request it directly by emailing: