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My stories have been read 81785 times and 137 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Mark Kilburn

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/

My stories

Adam's Side of the Bed

"Adam, wearing his night vest/reclines like the figure in Michelangelo's Creation ..."
Cherry

Dust Man

He lives in a container cupboard/strapped to the wall next to a bag of wooden pegs...
Gold cherry

Adam In His Garden

The sound of high octane blades/filching daisy heads...

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10 of my comments have received 9 Great Feedback votes

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Ewan - this was written as a

Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018

Ewan - this was written as a CW prompt many years ago, back in the 80s. Can't do CW prompts to save my life these days!

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Posted in Dust Man

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Pattern-poems can, I think,

Posted on Sun, 06 May 2018

Pattern-poems can, I think, sometimes feel a bit forced in their construction. This poem, Parson, is inspired with its shape complementing and formally adding to - in an exciting way - its subject. And as a footy fan the crowning glory of elderly...

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Posted in Shoot!

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Thanks for your comments

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Thanks for your comments Parson. It's been a long time since I read Carver - too long in fact.

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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Thank you insert & eds -

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017

Thank you insert & eds - appreciated!

I'll be reading this poem next week at a spoken word event in Worcester & will definitely spread the Abc word!

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Posted in The Wall

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A very moving poem - each

Posted on Sat, 06 Aug 2016

A very moving poem - each word justified and demanding recognition, nothing wasted, the brevity achieving something of considerable beauty.

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Posted in Whole

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Very well crafted and thought

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016

Very well crafted and thought provoking. Look forward to reading more of your work.

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Posted in The Kiss

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Really enjoyed this..

Posted on Fri, 04 Mar 2016

Really enjoyed this...especially like the way we are drawn by the first three stanzas...stanzas that reflect and appear as a jagged mirror...the poem opening up like a sluice gate...carrying the reader to a final uncompromising crescendo......

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Posted in Nuthoused

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"a whisper of Angostura

Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2015

"a whisper of Angostura bitters...

a tornado of textures, flavours, fandango with my mind...

hues that burn and bleed and bind"

I'm salivating! Great stuff Silver.

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Posted in On Preparing a Fruit Salad

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A mesmerising poem, Silver..

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2015

A mesmerising poem, Silver...wonderfully fluent in form & intelligence, the image of stretch marks acted as a powerful - and at the same time beautiful - metaphor for artistic and emotional imperfection.

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Posted in The Poetry of Porcelain