Wes is a Wellingtonian poet. Her chapbook of short stories Cowboy Genes was published by Grist Books at the University of Huddersfield and launched at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March 2014. She was the 2010 recipient of The BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award. Most recently she was selected as a finalist in the Troubadour Poetry Prize in London; shortlisted for The Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Prize in Ireland, and The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014. Her poetry has recently appeared in Poetry London, Magma, Riptide, Westerly, The Stony Thursday Book, Going Down Swinging, Landfall, and Dazzled: The University of Canberra Vice- Chancellor’s Poetry Prize Anthology. Her poetry has also been published in “We Society” Poetry Anthology 2015.