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

Poem-A-Thon for Detainees

On Saturday 19th October I will be one of a group of Scottish poets taking part in a Poem-a-thon for detainees being held at the US border, to be held in Newcastle.It is being organised by poets Pippa Little and Catherine Selkirk, and a great many well-loved poets are involved. All money will go to RAICES,…
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October 16, 2019 0

National Poetry Day

There is a lot going on on National Poetry Day 3rd October. The FWS will host its annual National Poetry Day event at GoMA on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 between 2 – 5.30. Each slot is 5 minutes -this will be strictly observed. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis with…
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September 23, 2019 0

LoveCrumbs Reading

Lovecrumbs readings Friday, 13 September 2019 from 19:00-22:00 155 West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DP, UK the fifth evening of poetry, fiction and non-fiction! doors will open at 7pm and readings will kick off at 7.30, a bar with wine, beers and cake will be available so come along, cosy up and have a listen. lovecrumbs…
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September 4, 2019 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, and by her study of geopoetics, permaculture, folklore and the mythological traditions of northern and western Europe, and 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 in February 2018. She has edited four poetry collections 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 also offer Editing services, principally for poetry. Please note, I am booked up until the autumn of 2019.

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Poetry workshops inspired by herbs, landscapes and ways of knowing

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