MS entered her poem "As a Blackwoman" in the Black Penmanship Awards competition (noting the 'man' in the title), and won the Vera Bell Prize.
MS's first collection of poems, titled As a Blackwoman
after the single most important piece, and dedicated to her grandfather, was published by Akira Press.
27 February 2008
MS succumbed to cancer at the age of forty-seven after a long struggle against the disease. She was then living in Dumfries