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 rather cool 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 second collection The Art of Egg, published by Two Ravens Press in 2015, is currently available only from me - see the Publications page - following Two Ravens' demise.

My debut collection of poetry To Know Bedrock is available to buy direct at Just click on my name in the menu 'Pindrop Poets', scroll to the bottom of the page and click to order. 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 be awarded 1st prize in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2017 and to have read my winning poem, Eggs, at the prize-giving event in the rather fabulous Manchester Cathedral in October.

* What is it about Manchester? Just a few months ago, my poem Post Op won the Poets & Players competition 2017, which was a wonderful opportunity to discover Manchester's beautiful Whitworth Gallery, where I received an extremely warm welcome at the prize-giving event, alongside judge Michael Symmons Roberts who read some of his splendid poems

* Abri Creative Writing has just put the finishing touches to a great program of retreats for 2018 in the south of France. Details on


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