Elizabeth Rimmer
Poet and Editor

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Poet, Editor and Occasional translator

Elizabeth Rimmer is a poet, editor and occasional translator who is widely published in magazines and online. On this site you can find her poetry, information about editing and workshops, and an on-line shop where you can buy her collections. Read on for her full biography.

Latest News

Latest posts about Elizabeth’s news, readings and events she will be appearing at

Not too much happening, except on line, but you can read one of my poems – and so much more – here http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/online-journal/stravaig-issue-8-part-one/?fbclid=IwAR2nRHu8jg9mFaUGLSspUasJ5mtNeM91ITRQ69sGhUS6Jif0ql54X9u2jxY Part 2 is now on line, with a theme of trees and forests

May 28, 2020 0

Writing about Climate Change

Writing about Climate Change Stem poets reading their poems and discussing the challenge of writing about the subject from the combined perspectives of STEM disciplines and creative writing The CCA, Sauchiehall Street Glasgow 7pm, 11th February Readers confirmed  are Eveline Pye, Colin Will, John Bolland, Mandy Haggith, Gillian Mellor, Joe Murray, Chris Powici, Elizabeth Rimmer, Leela Soma and Lesley Traynor.

January 20, 2020 0

Very Peculiar Burns Supper

This Saturday, I’ll be taking part in this: On Saturday 25 January 7pm Macrobert Arts Centre University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA The Write Angle presents A Very Peculiar Burns’ Supper – 6 Nae Burns and Nae Supper* * some nibbles A fun-filled and thought-provoking evening of contemporary spoken word / poetry, and acoustic music.…
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January 20, 2020 0


Elizabeth Rimmer is a poet, editor and occasional translator who is widely published in magazines and online. She writes poems based in landscape and community, exploring the many different dimensions of the dialogue we hold with whatever environment supports us – biological, social, spiritual – how we live on the earth and with each other, how we react to the passage of time, what beauty we find in living, and the ways we deal with grief and loss and hard times. She is influenced by her experience of growing and using herbs, producing a modern translation of the Old English Charm of Nine Herbs in 2017, by her study of geopoetics, permaculture, folklore and the mythological traditions of northern and western Europe, and by the mystical and philosophical traditions of Christian monasticism. Elizabeth Rimmer has published three collections of poetry with Red Squirrel Press, Wherever We Live Now, (2011), The Territory of Rain, (2015), and Haggards (2018), and is working on her fourth Burnedthumb, which will appear in 2021. She has edited eight poetry collections and two pamphlets for Red Squirrel Press, and anthologies the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and the Scottish Writers Centre. She is a member of Scottish PEN and the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics.

Other Things I Do


This page has sample poems from my three collections, Wherever We Live Now, The Territory of Rain, and Haggards, all published by Red Squirrel Press.

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I edit poetry for Red Squirrel Press, but I regret to say that I will be booked up for the forseeable future.

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Poetry workshops inspired by herbs, landscapes and ways of knowing

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