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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

Poem of the week

The Poet Laid Bare

Dr Wu and his assistants gather round the mortuary table. 'Choose your instruments carefully' says the doctor. 'This one looks tougher than old stewing steak.' He handles

My Hands

Small for an adult man they remain unblemished, skin no longer taut, knuckles tiny knots of weathered cherrywood, the palm patterns, for so long ignored, now warily examined

Poetry Box

1. I receive a call, long-distance, from a woman I've never met. I ask: Who are you ? She refuses to give her name. In a cellar, in a house, in a country far away, she says

Run, Adam

Adam runs alongside the frozen canal, new year's day - his fiftieth year. It's good to do this he's been told, to run along the canal's artery the ground hard beneath his feet
Poem of the week

Dr Crippen's Transcendental Sushi Bar

She walks through the door and feels a surge of hot blood in the pit of her stomach. "Sit here" he says "near the conveyor belt. That way you'll be sure to enjoy the choicest cuts."