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Mark Kilburn

The Poet's Ear was 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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Vampire Wedding in North Cornwall

The groom introduced his bride to Mr Crowley of Tregerthen - snarled when he tried to seduce her with a love-apple.

Henrietta Maria Prepares to Depart

1644, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth. As Civil War rages Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1st, prepares to flee to Brittany.

Tiresias and the Birds

The blind man in the park settles on a bench/ guided by the hand of his daughter.

How Roger Came to Spend Lockdown on the Sofa in His Underpants

‘We need to think outside the box’ said Creativity. ‘What about press-ups ?’ said HR, well known for their masochistic tendencies.

The Not-So Green Man

One night I saw his silhouette. The moon and its canopy of stars illuminated his face. The tree had become a Not-So Green Man.