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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


Flying For The First Time, Aged 42 and a Half

1. The cold hand of aerophobia first embraced me when, as a pale, somewhat gangly eleven year old, I threw up on the tarmac at Gatwick Airport.

Five Instances of Water and Memory

(i) Mnemosyne in her chariot driving hard through autumn's wet forest her willow hair knotted with pearls her hunting dogs yelping at the wheels
Story of the week

Avocado for Lunch

Short story from 2002.

Love's Progress 8-17

Part 2 of a cycle of poems inspired by Bosch's triptych "The Garden of Earthly Delights"