Thom was made Poet Laureate for the City of Plymouth in October 2016. Following his instatement Thom performed at various events during the Plymouth Literature Festival including a show of his own making titled ‘In The Darkly Woods’. The fairy tale and folklore show was co-written with his writing partner Dorian Sounde (Daniel Morgan).
Thom has had work published in the local press (The Plymouth Herald, Made In Plymouth) as well as online features such as The Railroad Poetry Project, Dark Mirror, The Anthologia (which he is editor of), and Strange-Poetry. As of September 2017 his work featured in the paper publication titled The Broadsheet.
He is a regular performer in Plymouth, reading at CrossCountry Writers (which he has hosted previously with William Telford), The Word, Twin Sounds, and Plymouth Language Club.
Thom has run workshops for both primary and secondary school children (opening a library nestled in a converted bus), written/performed at pagan and sociology conferences, and was interviewed by Radio Devon for World Poetry Day 2017. During PlymLit17 he acted as a writing technique judge in Plymouth's first Poetry Slam contest (run by Pucker Poets).
In November 2017, Thom was involved in the artistic response for the Poppies:Wave sculpture visiting Plymouth Hoe. His poem and the other poems created by local writers are available to download on the free content section of this website.
Recently, Thom has been sifting through applications and proposals as part of a panel for the Mayflower 400 Culture Fund.