Autumn 2019: my work will appear in a new anthology on running: This anthology will showcase a variety of new writing exploring and celebrating tracks and trails, distance and sprints, endurance and training, and the euphoria, challenges and team spirit surrounding running of all forms and paces.
  Editors Ben Wilkinson, Kim Moore and Paul Deaton will be selecting the poems they think create the ideal A-team for this anthology, to be published by Smith|Doorstop in October 2019. The Poetry Business and the Editors invite you to submit your running-themed poems for consideration, along with a 75 word biography including your favourite ways, places and personal motivations to run.   About the Editors: Paul Deaton Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. A Watchful Astronomy (Seren, October 2017), his debut collection, was a PBS Recommendation and a National Poetry Day selected title. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Press for GCSE poetry study guides and in various magazines & anthologies. He has a first degree in psychology, works as a commissioning art editor and addictions counsellor in Bristol.  Favourite marathon: London. Favourite race: Exmoor Stagger.  Every run is a little life, a proof in living, that you are alive - a bit like poetry.   Kim Moore Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria. Her first full-length collection, The Art of Falling, was published by Seren in April 2015 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She has won a New Writing North Award, an Eric Gregory Award and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Her first pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy, was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.   Ben Wilkinson Ben was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Poetry Business Competition and a 2014 Northern Writers’ Award. His debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, appeared from Seren Books in February 2018. A keen distance runner and lifelong Liverpool Football Club fan, he writes as poetry critic for the Guardian, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at the University of Bolton.
Autumn 2019 will see my work appear in the third Vanguard Editions Anthology https://richardskinner.weebly.com/3poetryanthology.html

'#3PoetryAnthology' (Vanguard Editions, 2019)

Jill Abram / Khayam Ayub / Jamie Baxter / Clodagh Beresford Dunne / Rachael Boast / Oliver Comins / Anthony Costello / Iris Colomb / Patrick Davidson Roberts / David Harsent / Shaun Hill / Maria Isakova Bennett / Petra Kamula / Lisa Kelly / Evalyn Lee / Jamie Lee / Marie Lightman / Rob A. Mackenzie / Mary MacRae / Caroline Maldonado / Toby Martinez de las Rivas / Fiona Moore / Nicola Nathan / Golnoosh Nour / Christian Patracchini / Shivanee Ramlochan / John Riley / Anna Saunders / Richard Scott / Elizabeth Sennitt Clough / Rachel Spence / Julian Stannard / Janet Sutherland / Lewis Todd / Tiffany Anne Tondut / Katharine Towers / Andrew Wells / Matthew Welton #3PoetryAnthology is published to coincide with, and celebrate, the 5th anniversary of Vanguard Editions, a self-funded, not-for-profit press, operating since 2014 without grants, institutional support, personal wealth, or a business development plan. This anthology completes a triptych of poetry anthologies started in 2014, which sought to gather together some of the best new and established voices in the contemporary UK poetry scene. There are no themes to these anthologies; they are meant to act like exhibition catalogues, a showcase for the work itself without editorial filters. Exclusive to #3PoetryAnthology are no fewer than 20 previously unpublished pieces, including brand new work from David Harsent, Toby Martinez de las Rivas & Richard Scott. Thank you to all the contributors for creating this fabulous cross section of such extraordinary work. Finally, I’m included work by two fine poets—Mary MacRae and John Riley—whose lives were cruelly cut short. Their two poems—‘Song’ and ‘Poem’ respectively—are amongst their finest and amongst the finest I have ever read. It’s a joy to be able to include them. Richard Skinner Summer 2019 pp.63 / £6 incl. p&p (please add £4 for outside the UK) You can purchase #3PoetryAnthology via PayPal using: vanguardeditions@gmail.com Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to VANGUARD READINGS, Account Number: 21788057, Sort Code: 50-10-29. Please let me know your postal address via the Contact page. Coming October 2019
My prose poem 'Elegy with Thirteen Scarecrows in A Four-Acre Field' was published in the Poetry Book Society Spring Bulletin 2019.
The Butterfly and the Stone was published in Issue #9, Winter 2019, Shooter Literary magazine, having won (jointly) their annual poetry competition.
My Poem, 'Footnotes to A Marriage,' was published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2019, having been shortlisted in the competition.
My rondeau redouble, 'Herding the Northern Lights,' was selected by Linda France and published in Mslexia magazine's Issue 80 'Poetry Challenge.' Linda writes: 'crisp economical language is enlivened by consistently surprising verbs. [...] The subtle choices suggest a metaphorical shamanic way of seeing the world. [...] Both held by the fixed rondeau redouble form and blown open by it, this stirring poem emanates a finely judged, charismatic pressure and exists on its own terms...' This is the link to Oded's photo-essay that inspired the poem: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/03/siberias-forgotten-women-a-photo-essay


'A Butterfly Named John,' published in New Welsh Review.
'Jagged Lullaby' was published in Three Drops' Press.
'The Retreat' was published in Poems for the Waiting Room, 2018


Poem: 'OED Confessional Notes' was published in Poetry Salzburg Review.
Poem: 'Matryoshka' was published in Poetry Salzburg Review.
Poem: 'Fenland Elegy' was published in Poetry Salzburg Review.
Poem: 'Laura Palmer' was published in Poetry Salzburg Review.
Review of Translating Mountains by Yvonne Reddick, At Hajj by Amaan Hyder, & All this is Implied by Will Harris, forthcoming in The North.
Published in Somewhere to Keep the Rain: Winchester Poetry Prize Anthology, 2017 (Third Prize in Competition)
'Boy', poem, Highly Commended in the Forward Prize and published in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018
'The Fens As Post-Apocalyptic Region', poem, forthcoming in The Lighthouse Literary Review.
'Pages You Lose to the River', poem, forthcoming in The Rialto.
'Anguilloform', poem, forthcoming in The Rialto
'Pretty Fish', poem, published on The Poetry School website.
'Red Days', poem forthcoming in Chroma Magazine: http://www.chromamagazine.com/home
'Government Form,' published in Poem Magazine's anthology 'Women on Brexit,' launched at the House of Commons, June 2017.
'A Short Narrative of Broodmares through Lairage, Raid and Sanctuary,' FIRST PRIZE, published in 2017 Ver Poets Anthology
'Die Form Ohne Ornament' shortlisted and published in Ver Poets Anthology 2o17
'Salvation Street', published in Crisp, Anglia Ruskin University anthology.
[audio wav="http://elisabethsennittclough.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Fenland_Poets_Ep5_Elizabeth_Sennitt_Clough.wav"][/audio] Published in Cam Mag.
'Nadezhda,' SECOND PRIZE in the 2017 Inspired by Film Competition, judged by Maura Dooley and Heidi Williamson, published on the competition website.
'The Aunts of Eighties Metal,'  Aunts Anthology, The Emma Press, 2017
'Bait,' 2017, Best of British Anthology, Paper Swans.
'In Coventry,' poem, published Best of British Anthology, Paper Swans, 2017
'Twelve Haiku for the Christmas Party Scene in The English Patient,' published December 2016 in The Poetry Shed Christmas Feature.
'The Homewrecker and His Pun,' poem, published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Christmas Feature, Dec 2016. 'Pick of the Month.'


'Boy,' poem, published in Mslexia, Sept 2016.
Crow's River Ghazal, poem published in The Fenland Reed, Issue Three.
Jim Isn't Saying Much These Days, poem published in The Fenland Reed, Issue Three.
Field Requisites, poem published in Magma (66, Comedy Issue)
'Sightings' The Fenland Reed (Issue 2: Lost and Found)
'My Father's Coat,' poem published by Three Drops Press.
'Potato Season,' poem published in The Rialto, No 85, March 2016.
‘Didsbury’ (poem), A New Manchester Alphabet.
‘Karl Marx’ (poem), A New Manchester Alphabet.
‘Quay Street’ (poem), A New Manchester Alphabet.
‘Threshold’ (poem), forthcoming in the Poetry Book Society Anthology.
‘Unmetered’ (poem), forthcoming in the Poetry Book Society Anthology.
‘Revelation’ (poem), forthcoming in the Rialto, No 85, March 2016.


‘Des Petite Attentions’ (poem), published on Nantwich International Poetry Competition website.
‘Down the Garden Path’ (poem), published in Mint, an anthology published by Anglia Ruskin University.
‘Nuclear’ (poem), published in Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Anthology.
‘Military Road’ (poem), published in The Fenland Reed (issue 1).
‘The Boy and the Mountain’ (poem), published in Ink, Sweat & Tears.
‘At the Kitchen Sink’ (poem), published in The Cannon’s Mouth, No 58.
‘The Cowry Shell II’ (poem) published by Ink, Sweat & Tears.
‘The Glass Collar’ (poem), published on Nantwich International Poetry Competition website.
‘Last Emperor’ (poem), published in The Fenland Reed (issue 1).
‘Mother’s Day Portrait’ (poem), published by Paper Swans in Schooldays (anthology).
'Silverfish’ (poem), published by Paper Swans in The Darker Side of Love (anthology).
‘The Boy and the Mountain’ (poem), published in Stand (Vol 13:1).
‘Along the Kharga Road’ (poem), published in Stand (Vol 13:1).
‘A Teapot for Mrs Derby’ (poem), published in Stand (Vol 13:1).
‘Unmade’ (poem) published by Bloodaxe in Hallelujah for 50ft Women (anthology).


‘Missing Moth Cabinet No. 3 (Sphingidae)’ (poem), published by Ink, Sweat & Tears.
‘On Handwriting’ (article), published in Bare Fiction (issue 3).
‘A Teapot for Mrs Derby’ (poem), published in The Portico Brotherton Open Poetry Prize Anthology.
‘The Moon Option II’ (poem), published in That Which We Do Not Understand, Amelia’s Magazine 10 year anniversary edition.
‘Gaia’s Autumn’ (poem), published by For Books’ Sake in Furies (anthology).
‘Mûre Mure’ (poem), published in Confingo (spring, issue 1).


‘Usonia’ (poem), published by Ink Pantry.
‘Dirt’ (poem), published in Fields of Words (anthology).
‘A Week of Tweets,’ published in Mslexia (Issue 60)
‘Game’ (poem), published in Cardiff Women’s Aid creative writing competition anthology.


‘Life Saving Skills’ (poem), published in Sea of Ink (anthology).
‘The Cowry Shell I’ (poem), published in Other Poetry (series four, number seven, November).
The Prairie Journal, issue 56 (article), ‘The Poetry and Fiction of Michael Ondaatje and David Arnason.’