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 recent 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 debut collection of poetry To Know Bedrock is available to buy direct from my publisher 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.

My second collection The Art of Egg is published by Two Ravens Press and will be launched in Glasgow on 10 June 2015 at The Project Cafe (just down the road from Glasgow School of Art, parallel to Sauchiehall St.) from 6-8pm. All welcome! Details of how to order a copy will be posted here shortly.


* Abri Creative Writing has a great program of retreats lined up for 2015 in the south of France. Tutors include Roselle Angwin, Lucy Wadham and Rick Lee. For details see


sharon launch night

Launch of To Know Bedrock at London's Phoenix Artist Club on 15 November 2011.