Poetry

I am a published poet and spoken word artist currently working in the North East of England. My work primarily draws from my working-class upbringing in Yorkshire and early experiences with the goth scene, with themes of queerness, mental illness and rock-and-roll, mediated through the idyllic, pastoral and numinous.

I am a winner of the 2019 Beeston Slam, a member of the 2018 Slam of the North winning team, and in 2020, performed at Unislam as a sacrificial poet alongside the Leeds Varsity team. I also was crowned Huddersfield Lit Fest Slam Champion in 2022




My work was most recently commended by the Hive Young Poets Competition, and you can view my most recent online placements below. I have also released a trio of digital poetry zines entitled “A Posy for Energy”, “A Posy for Comfort” and “A Posy For Wonder”, which you can purchase here.



I have also facilitated and led poetry workshops with young people between the ages of 13 – 22, on themes such as growing up, identity, politics and queerness. I have also served as a judge for a local primary school’s annual poetry competition.

Edinburgh to Leeds: An Audio Journey is a collaboration between spoken word poet Rhiannon-Skye Boden and experimental sound artist Cam Naylor. Released in 2021, it has been played on Radiophrenia 2022 and Sonic Stimulus by Rounded Radio, and was shortlisted by BBC Sounds as part of their podcasting programme.

A Bouquet for Balance is an anthology of three poetry collections: A Posy for Comfort, A Posy for Energy and a Posy for Wonder.

Sprinkled through with recipes and mindfulness exercises, A Bouquet for Balance plays in the space where the mundane meets the magical and the monstrous.

“Like watching a highlight reel of a shared childhood on a warm, rainy day”

~ Caitlin on A Bouquet for Balance

Recent Publications

Golden Hour” – BlueHouse Journal, Issue 4

“Envy” – Sein und Werden, Locus Delicti: The Crime Scene