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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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My stories


The Married Couple Now Waiting To Depart

Are running sixty (six zero) minutes late. His carnation has been daubed with cylinder oil, her garter snagged on a wheel. Because Adam's a novice he took lessons from Reverend Crisp -

Entry Point

The midwife's forceps held against a waxing moon - an astrolabe, an obsterical fillet: here - take them. Stand and wait. Adam drifts in his space-womb weightless as



Adam Reincarnate

A dragonfly glistens in the tall reeds, corrugated eyes washed bright with nitrogen, pheremone fragments ingesting the atoms of spring. Its scaled sleeping-bag skin glows