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

Becoming Botanical launch

There will be a LAUNCH event for the Becoming Botanical anthology it will happen inn Glasgow, Scotland on 30 May from 18:30 – 20:30 at the Photography Studio in the SWG3 Studio Warehouse – a trendy art/music venue in the city’s Westend with a great skylight. We will have have readings, plant-inspired music + sonic-art,…
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May 16, 2019 0

Scotia Extremis

Wednesday 20 March 7pm Cornerstone Café St John’s Junction of Lothian Road and Princes Street EH2 4BJ This event has had to be rescheduled. It will now take place on 3rd May in Blackwells Bookshop, South Bridge Edinburgh Launch of Scotia Extremis anthology Scotia Extremis: Brian Johnstone and former FWS Makar Andy Jackson host the…
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March 5, 2019 0

Stirling Launch

On the 5th December I will be helping local poet and novelist Charlie Gracie launch his long-awaited first novel, To Live With What You Are, Published by Red Squirrel Press, at Stirling Central Library, 3 Corn Exchange Road FK8 2HX, at 6:30 pm.There will be wine, squirrel cookies, and fig rolls, for reasons which will become clear…
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November 7, 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 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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