Elizabeth Rimmer
Poet and Editor

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About

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

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

Writing with Rimmer

Forgive the whimsical title. It was a placeholder, and we thought it was funny so we left it. The real event is: Writing from Where You Are A creative writing workshop with poet, Elizabeth Rimmer. Elizabeth Rimmer will use her knowledge of local plant life to inspire participants to create their own creative responses –…
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August 28, 2019 0

Fundraiser for Brownsbank

Readings by Brownsbank Fellow Gerry Cambridge, month-long residency poet Richie McCaffery, RSP poets Elizabeth Rimmer and Colin Will. Hosted by Red Squirrel Press MacDiarmid’s home, Brownsbank, is in need of major repairs and £6,000 is needed to even obtain a survey re restoration. All proceeds will go to MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank, free Red Squirrel Press publication…
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August 28, 2019 0

Biography

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

Poetry

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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Editing

I also offer Editing services, principally for poetry. Please note, I am booked up until the autumn of 2019.

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Workshops

Poetry workshops inspired by herbs, landscapes and ways of knowing

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