Sharon Black


Welcome to my website, a place for me to share my poems with anyone who fancies turning up or stumbles in accidentally needing shelter. The photo above was taken by my husband Alex on a trip to Marseilles. I picked it because it echoes the theme of my first collection, To Know Bedrock. Plus I find it very clever he managed not to get his new camera wet in the process.

My third collection, The last woman born on the island, will be published in 2020 by TLM Editions. Details to follow shortly.

My second collection The Art of Egg, published by Two Ravens Press in 2015, has been reprinted by Pindrop Press following Two Ravens' demise. It can be bought direct at

My debut collection of poetry To Know Bedrock appeared with Pindrop Press in 2011 and can also be bought at Just click on my name in the menu option 'Our Poets' to find both books. If for some reason you are unable to order a copy, let me know and I'll sort you out.


Egg Launch

Launch of The Art of Egg at The Project Cafe, Glasgow, on 10 June 2015


sharon launch night

Launch of To Know Bedrock at Phoenix Artist Club, London, on 15 November 2011



* I was delighted to learn that my poem Passing It On won 1st prize in the Guernsey International Poetry Competition 2019 (‘Poems On The Move’)

* And that my poem Oystercatcher Skull won 1st prize in the Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition 2019 (Hungry Hill poets)

* Abri Creative Writing has a great selection of writing retreats lined up for 2019 in the south of France, details here.


Reading at the Poetry On The Lake festival in Orta, Italy, in October 2016 - a weekend of poetic discovery and limoncello.