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 from my publisher 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 win The Silver Wyvern Prize 2016 (Poetry on the Lake) and to receive my award and an extremely warm welcome at the Poetry on the Lake festival in Orta in October 2016. Patroned by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, the festival was a first for me and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

* Abri Creative Writing has a great program of retreats lined up for 2017 in the south of France. Tutors include Roselle Angwin and Lucy Wadham. Details on

* I had a fabulous time at StAnza Poetry Festival in St Andrews at the beginning of March 2016, being treated to exhilarating bunch of poets reading and discussing their work. On the final day I gave a reading, to a fabulous and appreciative audience (they always are at StAnza), which Dundee University Review of the Arts picked up with this review.

* Finally, I am delighted to be featured in an anthology of poems to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'Alice in Wonderland'. The publication was launched in March 2016 in conjunction with an exhibition at the British Library exploring all things Alice, and can be purchased now.


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