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Mark Kilburn

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

My stories

Cherry

The Not-So Green Man

One night I saw his silhouette. The moon and its canopy of stars illuminated his face. The tree had become a Not-So Green Man.
Cherry

A Geisha's Revenge

‘Don’t look so worried’ said Ayako. ‘You’re young. You’ve yet to learn how badly men treat geishas.’

Authentic Japanese

Theatre comedy sketch. A Daughter with a secret takes her non-PC father to lunch in a Japanese restaurant.

Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi

Crisp sighs in wonder. A blink, a breath - she is gone...

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18 of my comments have received 19 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, 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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Posted in Lord Strange Examines a Premonition of Bad Things to Come

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I enjoyed the anachronisms in

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021

I enjoyed the anachronisms in this - Menelaus stocking up on feta and tiramisu for a speed-dating party made me laugh. Men fighting over women, the root of all Western Literature, as somebody once said. Great read.

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Posted in Notes by Menelaus on Helen’s Abduction

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Magical & with an

Posted on Tue, 22 Jun 2021

Magical & with an undercurrent of menace, where 'each has a role to live,' I enjoyed walking through your imaginary woods Richard. All best wishes to you.

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Posted in Diaspora

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Many thanks airy & eds for

Posted on Fri, 18 Jun 2021

Many thanks airy & eds for PoD. This poem was written a long time ago - way back in the mid 80s I think - & recently revised. Moral: Don't throw away unsatisfactory early drafts!

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Posted in A Feast of Bells

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Great stuff Mark. Really

Posted on Fri, 04 Jun 2021

Great stuff Mark. Really enjoyed this.

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Posted in The Grizzling

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I'm glad you didn't lurk in

Posted on Sun, 07 Mar 2021

I'm glad you didn't lurk in metaphor onemorething. Deceptively simple, your poem is a treasure of considered wisdom and emotion. Louise Gluck's later, intensely personal poems came to mind. Great writing!

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Posted in My Mother’s Name

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A very well composed poem,

Posted on Sat, 07 Mar 2020

A very well composed poem, onemorething. I really like the way the poem gradually shifts its focus from external to internal damage and ends with an overt comparison. Very enjoyable!

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Posted in A Broken Pot’s Lament

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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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