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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


Asp (Parts 1 & 2)

Short story in 4 parts. An Englishman living in Scandinavia struggles with the concept of integration.
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Dog Whispers

(i) The lean black dog - a tail sharp and thin, a snout like an oyster wet, black, pulled from the very depths of his soul. It stopped by the...
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Life During Wartime

1. You disagree with war. As a concept. Of course you do. You're the product of a liberal education. And haven't there been enough wars already ? In...
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How To Kill A Child

Gaza, July 2014. Dedicated to Benjamin Netanyahu.


When Oedipus killed his father he had a choice of three roads: one led to Corinth, one led to Thebes. And the third ? Roads can blind you with their...