Grant Tarbard

I am the author of the collection ‘As I Was Pulled Under the Earth’ (Lapwing Publications), as well as the chapbook ‘Yellow Wolf’ (Writing Knights Press). My third book, ‘Loneliness is the Machine that Drives the World’ (Platypus Press) was released in May 2016 too good reviews. Last September my latest collection 'Rosary of Ghosts' (Indigo Dreams) was published, also to good reviews. My new pamphlet ‘This is the Carousel Mother Warned You About’ (Three Drops Press) as well as a new collection ‘dog’ (Gatehouse Press) will be published this year.

I was co-editor, with Bethany W. Pope & Angela Topping of the 'Be Not Afraid: An Anthology in Appreciation of Seamus Heaney’(Lapwing Press) and the forthcoming ‘Ouija’, co-edited with Helen Ivory (Gatehouse Press).

My poetry has appeared in several other anthologies, among these are: 

×  Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press)

×  Greek Fire (Lost Tower Publications) 

×  Miracle at St. Bede’s (Dogma Publishing) 

×  Storm Cycle (Hurricane Press) 

×  The Squire: Page-A-Day Poetry Anthology 2015 (Writing Knights Press) 

As well as being featured in many journals: Lighthouse, The Rialto, Poetry Salzburg, Prole, London Grip, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Seventh Quarry, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Black Light Engine Room, Elbow Room, The Fat Damsel, Clear Poetry, Miracle, Southlight, Zymbol, amongst others. 

Previously, I was the first runner-up (at the age of sixteen) in Ottakar’s / Faber National Poetry Competition; a finalist for a Pushcart Prize and winner of ‘The Sinister Poetry Award’ in Dark & Horror Poetry (The Poetry Box Magazine).

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