Alison Lock - Poet, Writer

'Like a gentle voice in your ear, these poems speak of love and life and pain and war with words so precisely-chosen they will make you tremble' - Laura Sheridan.


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I write poetry, short stories, and I facilitate Transformative Life Writing courses.

My new poetry collection is available and can be ordered from the publisher:

Beyond Wings (IDP 2015)

Find out about my first poetry collection A Slither of Air and my short story collection  Above the Parapet .

My fantasy novella, Maysun and the Wingfish, will be published by Mothers Milk Books 2015/2016.

My short stories have won prizes in the London Magazine Competition (3rd), Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competitions (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), and semi-finalist in the Carve Esoteric Prize 2014. 

My stories have been published in reviews, journals, and anthologies, including: The London Magazine, Firewords, The Copperfield Review, Junoesq, Deep Water Literary Journal, Momaya Annual Review 2012, Myriad Editions Quick Fictions, Sentinel Champions, Tears in the Fence 57, Flash Frontier, Sarasvati, Southlight, Bridge House Publishing anthology, Visual Verse, and a story read by an actor at Bath's bi-monthly event; A Word in Your Ear. Forthcoming: Litro.

Poems: Assent, Pennine Platform, Reach, Sarasvati, Dawntreader, Southlight, Pennine Ink, Poetry Cornwall, The Word (YSJ), Uroborus, Off the Coast, Westward Quarterly, The Lake, And Other Poems, Haibun Today. 

Anthologies: Virginia Warbey Anthology (2010), Soul Feathers Macmillan Anthology (2012), Musings on Mothering (2012). Heart Shoots (2013), A Speaking Silence (2013), 'For Rhino in a Shrinking World (2013)', Hildegard : visions & inspiration, edited by Gabriel Griffin (Wyvern Works 2014).

My work can also be viewed on poetry pf

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