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 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 1st prize in the Poets & Players competition 2017 with my poem Post Op, and to receive an extremely warm welcome at the prize-winning event, alongside judge Michael Symmons Roberts reading some of his splendid poems, in Manchester's beautiful Whitworth Gallery.

* Just as exciting was winning The Silver Wyvern Prize 2016 (Poetry on the Lake) and receiving my award and an uber-friendly welcome at the Poetry on the Lake festival in Orta in October 2016, patroned by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

* 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


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