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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


The Castle (4)

With Fairfax's Roundhead army nearing Falmouth, old Elijah, Elowen's neighbour issues a warning.

The Castle (3)

After a brief period of respite, Elowen and Maben come across rogue soldiers from Pendennis Castle.

The Castle (2)

Cornwall, 1646. After the death of the footman, Elowen reclaims something hidden and Maben yearns to set the royal horses free.
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The Castle (1)

Re-post of work in progress. The year is 1646 & England is beset by Civil War. On the outskirts of Falmouth, Cornwall, Elowen and Maben find that their lives are in danger.

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A person's life takes many forms... Poem written for performance