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Mark Kilburn

The Poet's Ear was published in Worcester Litfest's Flash Fiction anthology, 2022 (Black pear Press)

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/ (Note: Currently unavailable)

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

My stories

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The Castle (19)

After the capture of the Adventurer in Cornish waters, Dan Arent and Cadwaller Jones find themselves prisoners of the New Model Army. An uncertain future awaits.
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The Castle (18)

The Adventurer reaches Cornish waters. But, once again, fate refuses to deal Captain Arent a fair hand.
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The Castle (17)

A meal, a meeting, and the imperative of war.
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The Castle (16)

As the town adjusts to life under Fairfax's occupying army, Maben comes face to face with his fraternal other.
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The Castle (15)

Fairfax's army reaches Falmouth town. Is he the devil incarnate ? Or a liberator from a far off land ?
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30 of my comments have received 31 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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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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