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).


(Wayleave Press, 2021)

Art Of Egg Cover

(Two Ravens Press, 2015)

(re-published Pindrop Press, 2019)


(Pindrop Press, 2011)


Reviews of Rib

London Grip
reviewed by Rennie Halstead

reviewed by Anne Bailey

Sabotage Reviews
reviewed by Afric McGlinchey

The Friday Poem
reviewed by Richie McCaffery

Northwords Now
reviewed by Anne MacLeod

The Frogmore Papers: "characteristically lyrical, fluent and often quietly subversive"
reviewed by Robin Houghton

Orbis: "sharp and sensual"
reviewed by Theresa Sowerby


Reviews of The Art of Egg

Diary of a Soul Writer

reviewed by Hailie Andersen

The Interpreter's House: "The art is of turning everything into a 'yes' moment. And Black has that art."
reviewed by Dawn Gorman

The Frogmore Papers: "the poems take flight gracefully, taut and delicious"
reviewed by Janet Sutherland

Reviews of To Know Bedrock

The North: "Her poems exude a physicality which is precise and evocative at once."
reviewed by Wendy Klein

Orbis: "Here, the female body is unshakeable bedrock. I wish there were more space to limn [...] the excellence of this brilliant collection."
reviewed by Jennifer A McGowan

The Frogmore Papers: "Sharon Black's debut collection is beautifully assured."
reviewed by Janet Sutherland

Envoi: "Full of lyrical rhythm and compelling imagery, this is a quietly assertive poetry"
reviewed by Jan Fortune

Jayne Stanton POETRY
reviewed by Jayne Stanton