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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


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Her Prayer Mat

Green, the colour of Mohammed. Green, the sacred colour of paradise. Its tassled edges fringe the niche - the mihrab - that points the way. The arch-shape,
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In Memoriam: Fabienne Cherisma

(i) We are thinking of you - January in the dusty market, Port-au-Prince. In our thoughts the sun is high and there is laughter, always laughter. You turn to your sister

Nature's Alchemy

In January she scatters her wares: the white confetti of winter, the sugary ice-moons that reflect the afternoon sun. She falls from the sky, mixing wind and rain, transmuting

In Memoriam: Marek Edelman

He has known the darkest heart, watched the cruellest incision. Edelman examines the donor organ, considers the watchtower guard who observed the children of the ghetto. The fissures

Miss Carstairs Receives News From The Front

Her garden is scented with the colours of the Lord: the purples and ochres and flaming reds of salvation. At her feet a shiny beetle skittles through the cut grass,