Poems and Prose in Print

 

A. Books

Interned at the Food Factory published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in January 2019 after being highly commended in the IDP Pamphlet Competition in 2017

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https://www.indigodreams.co.uk/sharon-larkin/4594486683

Indigo Dreams pamphlet competition 2017

B. Inclusion in Prizewinners’ Anthologies

Shortlisted in the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2016, adjudicated by Jan Fortune and Ian Gregson; ten of my poems showcased in the Cinnamon Press Anthology 2017.

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Jan Fortune:  “The quality of these finalists was so high that the decision was almost impossible. We finally wrestled five very fine submissions down to two  …”  “The shortlist was outstanding and the other excellent finalists – Sharon Larkin, Mick Evans & Vivienne Tregenza will be featured in an anthology  …”

The following 10 poems in the Cinnamon Press anthology (October 2017):

View from the benthos
Under observation
Damsel dancing
Shaggy ink caps
Aquarium
What passes between
Bowerbird
Departure, 1st April
Expanding universe
Fireworks

The anthology can be purchased here:

https://www.cinnamonpress.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-products-listing/anthologies/product/288-in-the-cinnamon-corners-jan-fortune-ed

Long-listed in Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition, November 2012 and medium-listed in the 2013 Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize Competition, Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition adjudicated by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura.  Inclusion of three poems from the 2012 Competition  Fishing, Shrink and Nightshade in Cinnamon Press May Day 2013 competition prizewinners’ anthology (ed Jan Fortune), published October 2014 Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize 2014

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The anthology can be purchased here:

https://inpressbooks.co.uk/products/may-day

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First Prize in Silhouette Press competition (judged by Adam Steiner), with publication of the poem Rain Circle in the Circles issue of Here Comes Everyone magazine, April 2014Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 00.33.10Here Comes Everyone Circles Edition

Poem Cutting Strings runner-up in the Mothers Milk Books competition 2013 (judge, Angela Topping) and inclusion in the anthology Parenting (ed Teika Bellamy), September 2014

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  • Poem First Class Anomaly one of the prize-winning poems in Gloucestershire Writers’ Network competition 2006; published in winners’ anthology and read the poem at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that October.

C.  Poems in Other Anthologies

Dampier’s Drip, a poem about water in the context of Ascension Island, is included in Well, Dam, compiled and edited by Rebecca Bilkau, published by Beautiful Dragons Press in October 2019

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https://beautifuldragons.net

A sequence, The Collector 1-3, included in an anthology, Invisible Zoos edited by me with Simon Williams, published by Eithon Bridge Publications in October 2019.

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https://eithonbridge.com/2019/10/12/invisible-zoos/

Poem ‘Fawn, drinking’ included in the For the Silent  published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in May 2019.  

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https://www.indigodreams.co.uk/for-the-silent/4594451393

 

Several clerihew in The Call of the Clerihew from Smokestack Books, edited by George Szirtes and Andy Jackson, Published 2019

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https://smokestack-books.co.uk/book.php?book=165

 

Poem Bond included in The Poet’s Quest for God, published by Eyewear Publications, 1 July 2016, edited by Fr. Oliver Brennan and Todd Swift

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The Poet’s Quest for God

Poem View from the Benthos included in the Zoomorphic anthology Driftfish edited by Susan Richardson and James Roberts, published in December 2016,

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Driftfish from Zoomorphic

Poem Spots in Indigo Dreams Press Heart Shoots anthology (ed Ronnie Goodyer) in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, 2013 – alongside poems by Penelope Shuttle, Moniza Alvi, Pascale Petit and others.

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Indigo Dreams Press Heart Shoots Anthology

 

 

Inclusion of a poem in ‘All a Cat Can Be’, an anthology of poems for the New Start Cat Rescue in Gloucestershire, published by Eithon Bridge Publications, August 2018

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Inclusion of a poem in the Algebra of Owls quarterly anthology, Number 3, March 2017, editor Paul Vaughan

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Algebra of Owls Anthology, 3

Poem Therianthrope in Clear Poetry anthology 2016, January 2017,
edited by Ben Lanyard

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Clear Poetry Anthology 2016

Poem Mismatch in Clear Poetry anthology, December 2015, edited by Ban Banyard

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Clear Poetry Anthology

Two sonnets, Arachnophobe and Caught in a Web, in Poems on Spiderspart of the Maligned Species project, published by Fairacre Press, 5 February 2016.  Edited by Nadia Kingsley.

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Poem Out in Poems on Stinging Nettles part of the Maligned Species project, published by Fairacre Press, 26 February 2016. Edited by Nadia Kingsley.

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Fair Acre Press – Poetry on Stinging Nettles

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D.  Poems published in printed magazines

Poem Wood Pigeon in Obsessed with Pipework 73, February 2016

 Obsessed with Pipework magazine

Poem Packing Heat in Prole 25, April 2018, editor Brett Evans

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Prole 25, April 2018

Poem Girl on a Motorcycle, 1967 in Prole 23, August 2017, editor Brett Evans

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Prole 23 available here

Poems Reaching for the Remote and Decisive Action in Prole 22, May 2017, editor Brett Evans

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Prole Issue 22

Poem Travel Advisory in Prole 21, December 2016, editor Brett Evans

 Prole 21

Poem Trotter in Prole 18, December 2015, editor Brett Evans

Prole 18

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Poem A dim view of austerity in Issue 1 of Laldy from Clochoderick Press, January 2018

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Lady issue 1 from Clochoderick Press

Poem Viola Odorata in Silhouette Press/Here Comes Everyone Disgust issue, June 2014

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Poem Sprung in the Transition edition of Here Comes Everyone/Silhouette Press, September 2016

Silhouette Press Poem ‘Sprung’ in Transition issue of Here Comes Everyone

Poem Pet Hate in Indigo Dreams Press Reach Magazine, No. 186 March 2014

Indigo Dreams Reach Poetry

Poem Pet Circuit Training in Indigo Dreams Press Reach Magazine, No. No. 188 May 2014

  Indigo Dreams Reach Poetry

Poem 1024 – Homage to Incubus in Picaroon Poetry #8, May 2017

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E.  Local Publications (Gloucestershire)

Two poems, Losing Face and Other Body Parts and The Fallen Women of Cheltenham in Cheltenham 300 anthology published by Cheltenham Poetry Society with photographs by Sharon Larkin and Roger Turner, to commemorate 300 years of Cheltenham as a Spa Town.

Cheltenham 300 – edited Sharon Larkin; Reviewed by Peter Keeble in South Magazine issue 56. Reviewed in South Magazine.

http://www.southpoetry.org/current-issue-reviews

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Holiday Job, Clearing Out, Blackthorn and Nightshade in Cheltenham Poetry Society anthology “Beyond the Well-Mapped Provinces”, cover design by Abi Ponton, April 2013. Anthology reviewed by South Magazine:

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 00.38.19Cheltenham Poetry Society Beyond the Well Mapped Provinces Anthology

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Two poems, Home sick home and Skeins, in Cheltenham Poetry Society anthology Chance Encounters, May 2014

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 00.38.05Cheltenham Poetry Society Chance Encounters Anthology

Two poems, Green and Escape Velocity, in Museum of Light, jointly published by Poetry Factory and Creative Photographers in Cheltenham, Yew Tree Press, 2014, plus an exhibition in Cheltenham’s Garden Gallery in September 2014

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Poem Mother in the pamphlet Setdown, commemorating the Laurie Lee centenary, Yew Tree Press, September 2014. 

Setdown: Laurie Lee commemorative anthology

 

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Poem The Spiel in anthology Dear World, poems on the environment and natural world, Foreward by Sir Andrew Motion, Frosted Fire Press, 2015

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Write Out Loud blog about Dear World Anthology

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Five Poems – Both Sides of the Valley, Bypassing Paradise, The Pros and Cons of Woolworking, Riggwelter, Madder than a Box of Bugs included in the Wool pamphlet published by Yew Tree Press, edited by Philip Rush – part of a Wool and Water poetry project linked with the exhibition at The Museum in the Park, Stroud, August 2019

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http://www.woolandwater.org

http://www.yewtreepress.co.uk

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Two poems Cactus Bowl and Taddington, January in Perspectives, the magazine of Cheltenham Arts Council, February – May 2015

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Cheltenham Arts Council Perspectives Issue 7

 

F.  Poems recorded, audio/video

 

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Bilingual poem, English and Welsh, entitled Search/Chwiliad included in the Wild Whispers project led by Chaucer Cameron.  Film of Chwiliad by Othniel Smith.

https://wildwhispers.blog/the-poems/chwiliad-sharon-larkin-welsh/ 

https://wildwhispers.blog/608-2/

The audio voice/video recording can be found here:  https://vimeo.com/250010457 

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Poems Locust and  Therianthrope published by Clear Poetry, edited by Ben Banyard, with an  audio recording on SoundCloud,  3 October 2016

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Locust and Therianthrope on Clear Poetry and SoundCloud

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Poem Women’s Conference included on Radio Wildfire programme in 2008.

 

G.  Poems published on-line and in e-zines

Poem Demophobia published by Helen Ivory in Ink Sweat & Tears on 10 November 2016


Demophobia on Ink Sweat & Tears

Poem Thé avec Imogen et toi published by Claire Walker and Holly Magill on   Atrium on 13 March 2018Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 11.24.00 Thé avec Imogen et toi – at Atrium

Poem On seeing Bredon published by Claire Walker and Holly Magill on AtriumScreen Shot 2018-03-13 at 11.24.00

On Seeing Bredon – at Atrium

Poems Locust and  Therianthrope published by Ben Banyard, with an  audio recording on SoundCloud,  at Clear Poetry 3 October 2016

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Locust and Therianthrope on Clear Poetry and SoundCloud

Poem Raptor in Algebra of Owls December 2016

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Raptor in Algebra of Owls

Poem Grave in Algebra of Owls January 2017

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Grave in Algebra of Owls

Poem Lone Wolf 0n Amaryllis (February 2017)

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Lone Wolf in Amaryllis

Poem Birds do  Mourning Well  in issue 3 of Riggwelter, November 2017.

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Riggwelter

 

Poem ‘Higher Being’ on Visual Verse,

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https://visualverse.org/submissions/higher-being/

 

Poem ‘L’Anachronism de l’Anarchie’ on Visual Verse

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https://visualverse.org/submissions/lanachronisme-de-lanarchie/

 

Poem ‘Ever Afters’ on Visual Verse

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https://visualverse.org/submissions/ever-afters/

 

Poem ‘Divided by a Common Language’ on Visual Verse, November 2017

Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
One image, one hour, 50 -500 words.
The picture is the starting point …

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 Divided by a Common Language on Visual Verse

Poem Under Surveillance  on Visual Verse, October 2017

Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
One image, one hour, 50 -500 words.
The picture is the starting point …

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Under Surveillance on Visual Verse

 

Poem ‘Bandera’ on Visual Verse, September 2017.

Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words
One image, one hour, 50-500 words.
The picture is the starting point …

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Bandera on Visual Verse

 

  • Poem Transhumance on the Poems and Pictures website at the Mary  Evans Picture Library, London

Transhumance accompanying photograph of the Hafod estate, 1960s Cardiganshire, at The Mary Evans Picture Library, London

Transhumance, Mary Evans Picture Library

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  • Poem Akin to Déjà Vu accompanying a photograph (picture 10166522, unattributed photograph, early 1930s) on the Poems and Pictures website of the Mary Evans Picture Library,

Poem Akin to Déjà Vu and unattributed photograph

  • Poem A Barbaric Primer on Writers Against Prejudice 26 August 2016, edited by Marie Lightman

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A Barbaric Primer

  • Poem Snail on a Razor Blade on The Mouse 23 August 2016 Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 22.43.13

Snail on a Razor Blade at The Open Mouse

  • Poem Bread on Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis 18 July 2016

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Bread, at Spilling Cocoa

  • Two poems Bastard Rough and South Quoining in The Poetry Orchard, at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014 and performed Big at Apple Harvestime event in Much Marcle October 2014

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Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Orchard

  • Two poems, Flesh 1, Flesh 2 at The Stare’s Nest e-zine, 12 November 2014, edited by Judi Sutherland

Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 17.42.37   The Stare’s Nest 12 November 2014

  • Poem Pâté d’alouette at The Stare’s Nest e-zine, 17 December 2014, edited by Judi Sutherland

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  • Three poems, The Take Away, Silver Wedding and House Guest at Nutshells and Nuggets e-zine, 6 November 2014

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  • Poem Show on the Fit to Work – Poets against Atos website, 17 June 2013, edited by Daniel Sluman

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  • 3 poems Mismatch, Summer Evening Sounds, Shaggy Inkcaps in Clear Poetry, 17 December 2015, edited by Ben Banyard

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  • Poem Bond in Ground, 8 November 2015, edited by by Chris Sewings

Ground – Bond

  • Poem Plan A in Ground, 14 February 2016, edited by by Chris Sewings

Ground – Poem Plan A

  • Poem Fire-words, in Ground, 26 June 2016, edited by by Chris Sewings

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Poem ‘Firewords’ in Ground

  • Poem Venit Vidit Fugit at Grievous Angel, 8 April 2016, edited by Charles Christian

Grievous Angel

  • Four poems, Autumn colour, Winter fling, Thé avec Imogen et toi and Pareidolia, in Rat’s Ass Review, Love & Ensuing Madness collection, 20 May 2016.

Love and Ensuing Madness; Rat’s Ass Review

  • Poem Sunday Roast at I Am Not a Silent Poet, 22 September 2015, edited by Reuben Woolley

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  • Poem am pm at I Am Not a Silent Poet, 22 September 2015, edited by Reuben Woolley

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  • Poem Full Body Protection at I Am Not a Silent Poet, 22 September 2015edited by Reuben Woolley

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  • Poem Protect and Survive at I Am Not a Silent Poet, 23 June 2015, edited by Reuben Woolley

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  • Poem Going to Market at Your One Phone Call, 2 October 2015

Your One Phone Call – Poem Going to Market

  • Poem Bacon for the Olfactorily Challenged at Your One Phone Call, 16 October 2015

Your One Phone Call – Bacon for the Olfactorily Challenged

  • Poem The Jelly Room at Your One Phone Call, 30 October 2015


Your One Phone Call – Poem The Jelly Room

  • Poem Mr Gantt Describes the Mission at Your One Phone Call, 13 November 2015

Your One Phone Call – Poem Mr Gantt Describes the Mission

  • Poem Bread at Your One Phone Call, 28 November 2015

Your One Phone Call – Poem Bread

  • Poem We Treat Animals Better at Writers for Calais Refugees, 23 October 2015, edited by Marie Lightman

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  • Two poems First Ride and Still in Pod, Issue 3, at The Fat Damsel, 2015, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

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  • Poem Still also included in Take Ten, Issue 4, at The Fat Damsel, 2015, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

TFD Take Ten – Poem Still

  • Poem Shrink in The Fat Damsel, Issue 1, Part 2, 2015, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

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  • Two poems After the Management Course and First Big Project, in Take 10, Issue 3, at The Fat Damsel, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

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  • Poem Cold in the Take 10, Issue 3, at The Fat Damsel. 6 November 2015, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

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TFD Winter Special Edition – Poem Cold

  • Poem Lenses Lose Their Rose Tint in Jolly Pod at The Fat Damsel, late October 2015, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

TFD Jolly Pod – Poem Lenses Lose their Rose Tint

  • Poem Shedding in Pod 6 at The Fat Damsel, 21 January 2016, founder and overall editor Jane Burn

TFD Pod 6 – Poem Shedding

H.  Prose in print

  • Review of “A Life of Guto’r Glyn” by E A Rees, y Lolfa,  9780862439712 in Iota Magazine No 87 pp 109,110, Spring 2010, review commissioned/edited by Kate North

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  • Article (as Chair of Cheltenham Poetry Society) Poetry – Obsolete or Important you decide in Perspectives magazine, Cheltenham Arts Council, March-May 2013. 

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I. Miscellaneous

  • A ten question interview with the artist; Sharon Larkin – at Your One Phone Call (27 March 2016).

Ten questions with the artist

  • Meet the New Chair of a Cheltenham Arts Council, article in Cheltenham Arts Council Perspectives magazine October 2016 – February 2017

 

 

 

 

Perspectives magazine, winter 2016

 

Winston Plowes in Write out Loud, 1 August 2011, featured Sharon Larkin as the 100th member of Write out Loud, quoting her thus: “I am an unrepentant bridge-builder. What most WOL members must surely share is a love of poetry and conviction of its communicative power – whether the audience reads it or hears it read (or recited, or sung, or chanted, or rapped …) We are fortunate in having a strong poetry fraternity locally and I try to get involved in as many groups as possible, intent on breaking down walls that keep poets in ghettos. Whether performance or page, rhyming or not, lyric or rant, cerebral or from the gut, rooted in history or born of the here and now – good poetry is good poetry.” 100th member, Write Out Loud

 

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