Kayleigh began her career as a performance poet, working, for several years, with various theatres and organisations in the North of England. She took a break to focus on fiction and flash fiction. She graduated with a First from the University of Manchester in July, and began her MA: Creative Writing course at Nottingham Trent University in September.
Her work has appeared online with Lunate Fiction, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Polyphony (UoM) and The Hearth Magazine, among others. She writes about the domestic, the near, but makes it surreal, strange, dreamlike. Her fiction explores her heritage, family, childlike wonder with mature cynicism, and her flash fiction re-evaluates beauty and closeness with a sharp edge with blunt humour.
Her influences include Jhumpa Lahiri, Ocean Vuong, Seamus Heaney, Kendrick Lamar, and confessional poetry.