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Mark Kilburn

 

The Love Vaccine, The Not-So Green Man and Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2021 (Black Pear Press).

Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician and Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi were published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2020 (Black Pear Press).

Cathedral Swans was published in Call & Response, an anthology of poems celebrating Worcester Cathedral (Black Pear Press 2020)

The Child We Can Never Have was published in Contour magazine, February 2018.

Billy Ulysses... was runner up in Abc's Poem of the Year award, 2014.

Spring was highly commended in the 2012 Larkin-East Riding poetry competition

The Ghost of Milton Friedman... won the 2012 Abc poetry competition

Nicolaus Copernicus... was published in Gold Dust Anthology, 2012

The Poet Laid Bare was published in The Big Issue, 2011

A Tea Box... was a prize-winner in the MIND poetry competition 2010

Leipzig was chosen for the 2005 Midland Arts Centre 'Short Cuts' readings & subsequently published in Gold Dust magazine, 2006

 

For a full biography and to download my novel Hawk Island go to: http://www.electronpress.com/

Poetry collection Beautiful Fish available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08P1HLF3X?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

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Old P

A person's life takes many forms... Poem written for performance
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Poem of the week

Time and its Jovial Deceptions

Blind Milton knew about Time...
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Ode to my Liminal Body

You have been a robust vessel/kept my brain sharp and trim/curious to the end.
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Two Poems Concerning The Sun

Two interlinked poems: June Evensong & Icarus Falling
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25 of my comments have received 26 Great Feedback votes

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Jane - I enjoyed this poem,

Posted on Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Jane - I enjoyed this poem, particularly the line 'Now we are detached/the energy is mine.' The ability to read or commune with nature seems to be key for the energy to shift. Enticing & intriguing! Very well done.

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Posted in After the Blizzard

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Yes, what I meant to say was:

Posted on Tue, 03 May 2022

Yes, what I meant to say was: the dropbox has allowed me to make a few corrections to the text.

I'll get the hang of it eventually! All the best

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Posted in Ingerland My Ingerland: The Prime Ministers Who Made Me

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Hmmm. That dragon plant...

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2022

Hmmm. That dragon plant...

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Posted in The Telephone

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Janus - god of transitions,

Posted on Mon, 31 Jan 2022

Janus - god of transitions, doorways, passages, and endings. An excellent title & conscisely written. All best wishes for your recovery.

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Posted in The Janus Look 1

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You've certainly captured the

Posted on Sun, 08 Aug 2021

You've certainly captured the spirit and passion of Thomas in this poem Jenny. And these wonderful lines really seek out the essence of a poet's imagination:

'Was there a boy's childhood wrapped in muddy woods,

with tremulous trees...

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Posted in Fleeting Observations Of A Poet

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A good fox poem always cheers

Posted on Wed, 04 Aug 2021

A good fox poem always cheers me up! Thanks Jenny.

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Posted in Foxy Till Dawn

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Great read, Mark. I like the

Posted on Tue, 03 Aug 2021

Great read, Mark. I like the way the idea of the power station encroaches on the characters' lives: ageing, violence, frustration, cancer. Very well done.

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Posted in Death of a Power Station

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Enjoyed the read, Ross. And

Posted on Mon, 02 Aug 2021

Enjoyed the read, Ross. And you set us up for the finale - in a very roundabout way - with Terence Trent D'Arby!

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Posted in Focus on the lips

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Yes, a fascinating period,

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Yes, a fascinating period, the repercussions of which still shape the nation. I can highly recommend Maria McCann's novel 'As Meat Loves Salt'. Also Lindsay Davis's 'Rebels and Traitors.'

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Posted in Lord Strange Examines a Premonition of Bad Things to Come

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Many thanks onemorething. A

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Many thanks onemorething. A pamphlet - published by the wonderfully named Nathaniel Butter - from 1642 recounts the story of the Woolwich toadfish. Whether the wonderfully titled Lord Strange (James Stanley, 1607-1651) was dispatched into the mix...

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