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, commercial services and can buy her collections. Read on for her full biography.

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

Haggards Readings

Edinburgh Launch of Haggards.  Haggards will be launched  on February 10th, at the Scottish Poetry Library at 13:00. Tickets from Eventbrite here. StAnza 2018 (7th-11th March). I will be taking part in a Red Squirrel Press showcase on Friday 9th March, alongside Judith Taylor and Colin Will in the Council Chamber Townhall, from 13:00 -14:00.…
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February 1, 2018 0

Some Thanks and Endorsements for Haggards

A book doesn’t come into being without the help of a great many people, and this was more than usually the case this time. I’ve had help with my research into herbs from all kinds of people, including the musician Kate Young (see here for my post about her herb-based compositions Umbelliferae,)  the story-teller Patsy…
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January 31, 2018 0


And here it is. I can’t tell you how delighted I am with this cover. I’m particularly thrilled that I can identify almost all of the plants, and that many of them are growing in the actual haggard near me that inspired some of the poems. The typesetting and layout inside are a joy too.…
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January 24, 2018 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 two poetry collections for Red Squirrel Press, and the most recent anthology of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) Landfall in 2017. She is a council member of 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 June.

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Poetry workshops inspired by herbs, landscapes and ways of knowing

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