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Mark Kilburn

The Poet's Ear, A Geisha's Revenge, and The Cake Factory Visit were 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


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My stories

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The Old House By The Sea

Poem written in 1990.

Ballad of a Claret and Blue Boy

My video poem celebrating Aston Villa football club was shared across the club's digital media as part of the build-up to the 2015 FA Cup final.

The Russian Doctor

( i ) In the smoking room of the Hotel Nuovo, Naples, Thorkild Andersen sat alone. A bunch of roses lay on a card table beside him. Outside the hotel...
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Burial At Sea

Nobody came. Not even the horn-rimmed woman he molested in his dreams. Pissed, as usual, the crag in his father's suit carried itself from pub to pub...

Lucky For Me

Not long after my parents fucked me up making me choose between a career in machine tools and some other journalistic pie-in-the-sky (which all...