Poems and Prose in Print

A. Books

Poetry Collection Dualities published by Hedgehog Poetry Press on 28 September 2020 

https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/product/sharon-larkin-print-edition (paperback)

https://www.hedgehogpress.co.uk/product/dualities-sharon-larkin-ebook-pdf-edition/ (pdf version)


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



B. Inclusion in Anthologies, as a Prizwinner

Poem ‘Flight Recorder’ won first prize in the Black Box Competition from Dreich Publishing in March 2020 and was included in the Black Box prizewinners’ anthology:

C.  Inclusion in Anthologies

Poen Keyboard Warrior in the anthology At the Edge of all Storms from Dreich, July 2022

Poem Lessons Learned on the anthology Bloody Amazing from Yaffle Press, 2020 

Lessons Learned in Bloody Amazing










Poem The New Middlemarchian in An Insubstantial Universe from Yaffle Press, 2020, in collaboration with Leeds Trent University, celebrating George Eliot’s bicentenary.

 An Insubstantial Universe,


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

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Five TV-inspired clerihew on Muffin the Mule, Emma Peel and John Steed,
The Prisoner, Dr Kildare
and Bronco Laine in ‘The Call of the Clerihew’ (Smokestack Books)



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


The Poet’s Quest for God is a large, hardback anthology, including poems by Rowan Williams, Andrew Motion and Ian Duhig. It is available to purchase here 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,










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


Poems ‘The Warm-up’, ‘Message to the Front Man’, ‘An Education in Song’, ‘Scratching the Record’, ‘ Hello My Friend’ and ‘Listening to Tool’s Back Catalogue’ in the anthology ‘Inspired by Music’ (Eithon Bridge, 2021)


Poems ‘Bypassing Paradise, Stumps Cross’, ‘Winter at Taddington’ and ‘Both Sides of the Valley’ in the anthology ‘The Poetry of Gloucestershire’ (Eithon Bridge, 2020)



Three Poems, The Collector I, II and III in Invisible Zoos, poems from a poets on a residential masterclass with David Morley and Pascale Petit at Ty Newydd, North Wales, in September 2018.Published by Eithon Bridge.

Invisible Zoos – published November 2019

Poem ‘Incompetible’ (sic) in the anthology All a Cat Can Be  (Eithon Bridge, June 2018)










Poems Losing Face and The Fallen Women of Cheltenham in Cheltenham 300, poems for the 300th anniversary of Cheltenham as a Spa Town, November2016

Other titles – Cheltenham 300

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










Clear Poetry Anthology 2016

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









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.









Fairacre Press Poems on Spiders


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









Fair Acre Press – Poetry on Stinging Nettles


Poem Noli me tangere in an anthology of Pandemic poems from Gloucestershire Poetry Society,
October 2020







D.  Poems published in printed magazines

Poem La Trinchera in Magma 76 Resistencia issue edited by Leo Boix and Nathalie Teitler









Poem Wood Pigeon in Obsessed with Pipework 73, February 2016







Obsessed with Pipework magazine


Poem ‘Another Proposal’ in Issue 30 of Prole, May 2020 editor Brett Evans

Poem ‘Breakout’ in I
ssue 29  of Prole, October 2019


Poem ‘Fowl for Dinner’ in issue 27 of Prole, December 2018

Poem ‘Packing Heat’ in issue 25 of Prole, April 2018

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Poem ‘Girl on a Motorcycle’ in issue 23 of Prole, August 2017

Poems ‘Reaching for the Remote’ and ‘Decisive Action’ in issue 22 of Prole, April 2017

Poems in issue 22 of Prole

Poems in issue 22 of Prole

Prole magazines are available here:



Poem ‘Circuit Training’ in Reach Magazine No. 188, Indigo Dreams, May 2014

Poem ‘Pet Hate’ in Reach Magazine No 186, Indigo Dreams, 2014







E.  Prose articles published in printed magazines

A Review of ‘A Life of Guto’r Glynn’ by E.A.Rees, y Lolfa Press in IOTA Magazine, Issue 87










Editor of the Cheltenham Arts Council ‘Perspective’ Magazines, also contributing various articles to these:

June – September 2019

Click to access Perspectives-Issue-June-Sept-19-web.pdf

February – May 2019

Click to access Perspectives-Issue-20-Feb-May-web.pdf

October 2018 – January 2019

Click to access Perspectives-Oct-2018-Jan-2019-download.pdf

June – September 2018

Click to access Perspectives-June-Sept-2018-SHARE.pdf

February – May 2018

Click to access Perspectives-Feb-May-2018.pdf

October 2017 – January 2018

Click to access New-Perspectives-Issue1.pdf

June – September 2017

Click to access Perspectives-Issue-June-Sept-17-Web.pdf

Before becoming editor of Perspectives Magazine, I contributed articles to the following editions

February- May 2017 – Item on Cheltenham Poetry Society’s Anthology ‘Cheltenham 300’ and poems from three members of the Society:

Click to access CAC-Perspectives-Issue-14-Feb-May-17-web.pdf

Click to access Perspectives-Issue-12-web.pdf

The following edition of Perspectives, October 2016 – January 2017, has an article introducing me as the new Chair:

Perspectives magazine for Feb – May 2015 carried two of my poems, before I became Chair of Cheltenham Arts Council. They were ‘Taddington, January’ and ‘Cactus Bowl’ – readable here:

Click to access Issue-7-web-download.pdf

The first issue of the new format Perspectives Magazine, in the Spring of 2013 carried an article of mine entitled “Poetry: Obsolete or Important – You Decide”

Click to access PERSPECTIVES-ISSUE-1-Web.pdf


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