My first poetry collection To Know Bedrock was published by Pindrop Press, available direct from Pindrop's website. My second collection The Art Of Egg was published by Two Ravens Press (now defunct), and has been reprinted by Pindrop. A pamphlet, Rib, appeared in 2021 with Wayleave Press, and my third and fourth full collections will be published in 2022 by Vagabond Voices and Drunk Muse Press respectively.
My poems have appeared in The North, Agenda, Magma, The Rialto, Mslexia, Poetry News, The London Magazine, The Interpreter's House, The Moth, Strix, Under the Radar, Aesthetica Creative Works Annuals, Iota, Stand, Poetry Ireland Review, Ambit, Prole, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Scotland, Acumen, Dark Mountain, The New Quarterly (Canada), Orbis, Envoi, The Frogmore Papers, Finished Creatures, Earthlines, The French Literary Review, Gutter, The Friday Poem, Northwords Now, The Poets’ Republic, Here Comes Everyone, Eye Flash, The New Writer, The Bastille, Vallum (Canada), Coast to Coast to Coast, Fenland Poetry Journal, and Popshot.
Also Morphrog (online) and several anthologies including Emma Press anthologies of Age, Animals, Travel, and Future; Glimmer, Storm at Galesburg, The Visitors, Feeding the Cat, A Roof of Red Tiles (all Cinnamon Press), Pale Fire – New Writings on the Moon (The Frogmore Press), All the Way Home (Leaf Books), Up to Our Necks in It (Black Tulip Books), Book of Sand (ed. Karen Dennison), A Complicated Way of Being Ignored (Grist), Entanglements (Two Ravens Press), Alice: Ekphrasis at the British Library (Joy Lane Publishing), the Mslexia Writer's Diary 2016, My Time anthology from Voluntary Arts Scotland, and Poems in the Waiting Room.
Forthcoming work (as of July 2022) will appear in Stand, Prole, Interpret, Magma, 14, and an anthology about Sylvia Plath After Sylvia (Nine Arches Press).
Reviews of Rib
The Friday Poem
The Frogmore Papers:
"characteristically lyrical, fluent and often quietly subversive"
Orbis: "sharp and sensual"
Reviews of The Art of Egg
The Interpreter's House: "The art is of turning everything into a 'yes' moment. And Black has that art."
Envoi: "full of dense, exhuberant colour, rooted in the everyday world. An exciting read."
The Frogmore Papers: "the poems take flight gracefully, taut and delicious"
Reviews of To Know Bedrock
The North: "Her poems exude a physicality which is precise and evocative at once."
Under the Radar: "Black's curiosity about what makes people tick [...] comes clearly through in each poem"
Orbis: "Here, the female body is unshakeable bedrock. I wish there were more space to limn [...] the excellence of this brilliant collection."
The Frogmore Papers: "Sharon Black's debut collection is beautifully assured."
Envoi: "Full of lyrical rhythm and compelling imagery, this is a quietly assertive poetry"
Jayne Stanton POETRY