"Fabulous poet who will write a beautiful, bespoke poem for any occasion. If you're looking for an original present then I can't recommend In Your Own Words highly enough."

Torty, recurring client



If I write you a poem, people will believe I’ve known you for years.

I write in honour of any significant event - birthdays, funerals, anniversaries, retirements, weddings, newborns and new starts. I also write for organisations who want a poem to help them inspire, share and stand out.


Poems are completely based on information from you and are thereby entirely unique; I never use templates or rehash old structures.


Most poems are written to be read aloud, and each captures the individual essence, mood and tone of the need or celebration.


I get absolute consistent feedback that these poems add and are magic, and that’s because they say what you want to say, in what feels like your own words.

"Commissioning a poem from Lizzie for a treasured friend was a wonderful experience.  When I read what Lizzie had written from the details I’d given her, I was bowled over with the elegance and insight of what she’d written. She managed to write for my lovely friend as if she knew her and as if the words had come from me, and moreover managed to fit three pages of memories into one poem. The poem exceeded all of my expectations and the process was a pleasure; Lizzie was flexible and made it about my friend and I throughout. I’d highly recommend this to anyone."

Mariel, on 'Helen'

"I had never thought of doing something like this before, it is so personal and unique and my friend will love it!"

Lydia, London, on "Lisa - from her friends"