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. Please note, the shop works through PayPal, but if you don’t want to use it, please email via the contact page, and an alternative can be set up. Read on for her full biography.

Latest News

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

Launch of The Well of the Moon

  We have lift off! After last week’s lovely readings at St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Ellen McAteer, William Bonar and I are launching our new books from Red Squirrel Press, online, on Tuesday 22nd June, at 7 pm. Please book a (free) ticket via Eventbrite. I’m sorry there will be no wine or squirrel cookies, but it…
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June 17, 2021 0

The Well of the Moon

I will be reading from The Well of the Moon at the on-line St Mungo’s Mirrorball reading at 7pm on 3rd June. The headliner poet will be Vahni Capildeo, and also launchingwill be Red Squirrel Press poets Ellen McAteer (The Honesty Mirror) and William Bonar (The Stuff of the Earth), whose books I had the…
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May 18, 2021 0

Short Hiatus

Owing to the recent death of my mother, there will be no newsletter in October, and no new posts until the 23rd November. Love and peace to you all!

October 26, 2020 0
head and shoulders, me reading


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 four collections of poetry with Red Squirrel Press, Wherever We Live Now, (2011), The Territory of Rain, (2015), and Haggards (2018), and The Well of the Moon (2021). She has edited eleven full poetry collections and four pamphlets for Red Squirrel Press, and anthologies for 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 four collections, Wherever We Live Now, The Territory of Rain, Haggards and The Well of the Moon, 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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