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Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Elizabeth Rimmer sitting next to her poem Blanket Bog on displace at Benmore Botanic Garden
Elizabeth Rimmer sitting next to her poem Blanket Bog on displace at Benmore Botanic Garden

Elizabeth Rimmer is a poet, editor and occasional translator who is widely published in magazines and online.  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 a pamphlet with Roncadora Press called Charms for the Healing of Grief in 2023.

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 nineteen full poetry collections and eight pamphlets for Red Squirrel Press, and anthologies for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and the Scottish Writers Centre. She is a member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, and runs the ecopoetry discussion website Ceasing Never.


Latest Blog Posts


  • A Few Updates

    I have a new computer, which is very lovely in many ways, but I am struggling to find the photos I uploaded yesterday, so until I learn the file management system on this beast, there will have to be old photos. This is one of my library, which was set up last year. Although it…

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  • The Gallus Herbs

    I have been out weeding this patch of the front garden before the rain gets here this afternoon. Although it looks better, I couldn’t say I’d made a meticulous job of it, but then my allegiance is divided. Because it is the front garden, overlooked from the sitting room, and faces directly onto the street,…

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  • World Wetlands Day

    Today is World Wetlands Day. I have form with wetlands, since my poem about blanket bogs was used in an installation by the Royal Botanical Gardens of Edinburgh, and even featured on the side of a bus to advertise it. This is a later poem, however, from The Well of the Moon, which deals with…

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  • After the Storms

    We have had two named storms in three days, which is something new. Now things are quieter, but still very wet and the burn behind the house, which is normally nothing more than a deep damp ditch, is running noisily down the hill to join the Lightburn and into the Clyde. I went out to…

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Upcoming Events


  • A Day for Nature

    Saturday 4th November, Stirling University This Saturday 4th November, Paperboats Writers will feature as part of A Day for Nature at Stirling University in the Pathfoot Building. The event will include a panel discussion of Landscapes in Time chaired by conservationist and author Polly Pullar, along with Rebecca Smith, author of Rural, Tom Bowser, author of A Sky Full of Kites, Dr Catherine Mills, Senior lecturer in…

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  • Red Squirrel Press Autumn Showcase

    Red Squirrel Press is holding a showcase to celebrate the launch of no less than nine poetry collections. Scoltish Writers’ Centre. CCA. 7-9pm Tuesday 17 October Red Squirrel Press poets Anne Connolly, Graham Fulton, Charlie Gracie, Andy Jackson, Eleanor Livingstone, Jean Taylor, Judith Taylor, Mary Thomson and Red Squirrel Press friend Lindsay Macgregor. I had…

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  • Fundraiser Event in Aid of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank

    Biggar-based publisher Red Squirrel Press invites you to an afternoon of Red Squirrel Press poets and friends in aid of MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank. Featuring some of the best-known names in poetry, WN (Bill) Herbert, Dundee Makar and Professor of Poetry, Sean O’Brien, multi award- winning poet and Emeritus Professor, Colin Will, writer, musician, former Scottish Poetry…

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