She studied English Lang. and Lit. at                               King's College London, where                       she wrote a PhD on clouds. 




Penny grew up and lives in Leeds, where she is a regular at The Sunday Practise.


Her poetry has featured in various journals: The Poetry Review, Under the Radar, The London Magazine, 3:AM, The Southampton Review, Hobart, Lambda Literary, Magma, Alien Mouth and Cordite, amongst others.

PhD (2018) A conceptual history

of clouds from the Ancient Greeks to the iCloud

Penny won a Northern Writers' Award 2019. She is currently a New North Poet.



She received a Pushcart Prize 2019 nomination from the editors at The Portland Review.

Penny worked as a writer for the British Red Cross from 2017-2018. She currently works for the National Literacy Trust. She is involved in queer studies and activist groups.