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 Prizewinner

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:

Available from: https://hybriddreich.co.uk/product/black-box-anthology/

Shortlisted (among the five finalists) in the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2016, adjudicated by Jan Fortune and Ian Gregson. 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 of my poems were included in the Cinnamon Press anthology (published in October 2017): View from the benthos, Under observation, Damsel dancing, Shaggy ink caps, Aquarium, Firewords, Bowerbird, What passes between, Departure 1st April, Expanding universe..

Available via Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1910836796/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_6B05M75HPQ0KY5C4TCDS

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  Mothers Milk Books Parenting Anthology

Available via Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0957385838/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VS8XKV1CQ78CFGNZY418

Medium-listed in the 2013 Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize Competition,  Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize 2014 adjudicated by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura.  Three of my poems from the 2012 Competition: Fishing, Shrink and Nightshade, were included in the Mayday 2013 competition prizewinners’ anthology (rather than the poems medium-listed from my 2013 entry):  Cinnamon Press Mayday Anthology (ed Jan Fortune), published October 2014

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  Mothers Milk Books Parenting Anthology

C.  Inclusions in Anthologies

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


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.


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


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



Several poems in ‘To Dads – with Love’ edited by Aurélien Thomas, published June 2021

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dads-Love-Aurelien-Thomas/dp/B096TN7NN7


Poems Herd Mentality; Noli me Tangere; Lent in a Time of Coronavirus, High Riders and Dawn Chorus, May 2020  in the anthology Pandemic Poets edited by Stuart Watkins, July 2022

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0B7QJPMR8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_T37TN77THQHQ6WV1FMHZ


Poem Noli me Tangere and High Riders 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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