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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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Letters to Thurloe 7-9

An unnamed lawyer acting on behalf of Parliament travels to Cornwall to investigate an incident which occurred during the siege of Pendennis Castle. As his investigation gathers pace he reports to Cromwell's spymaster general, John Thurloe. (7-9 of 9)
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Letters to Thurloe 4-6

1646. An unnamed lawyer acting on behalf of Parliament travels to Cornwall to investigate an incident which occurred during the siege of Pendennis Castle. As his investigation gathers pace he reports to Cromwell's spymaster general John Thurloe. (4-6 of 9)
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Letters to Thurloe 1-3

1646. An unnamed lawyer acting on behalf of Parliament travels from London to Cornwall to investigate an incident which occurred during the siege of Pendennis Castle. As his investigation gathers pace he writes to Cromwell's spymaster general, John Thurloe. (1-3 of 9)
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Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall

The groom introduced his bride to Mr Crowley of Tregerthen - snarled when he tried to seduce her with a love-apple.
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Henrietta Maria Prepares to Depart

1644, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth. As Civil War rages Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1st, prepares to flee to Brittany.
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22 of my comments have received 23 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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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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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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