Sharon Black


Here are some examples of my work. Click on the title to read the full poem.

Eriskay Wives (runner-up, Mslexia Poetry Competition 2017)

The last woman born on the island (highly commended, Wigtown Poetry Competition 2016)

Firepit (Silver Wyvern prize, Poetry on the Lake International Competition 2016)

Urban Coiffure (longlisted, National Poetry Competition 2014)

West Highland (first published in Agenda, summer 2016)

In Her Words (first published in Magma, April 2017)

Urination For Girls (first published in The Interpreters House, Feb 2017)


A few years ago I gave a reading of my poetry at the Tea Potes tearoom & bookshop in Anduze, France. My friend Annette, unstoppable wih a camera, made this video:


My poem Djeema el Fna appears (read by me) in an electronic music track created by Alex Duncan. Click the orange triangular play button to listen. For more info about Alex's music see