Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer


I have edited PhD theses and masters dissertations on subjects as diverse as parish structures in Nigeria, the publishing industry in Malaysia, games development for the iPhone and neuromorphic engineering, but I much prefer editing poetry. I am fully occupied with editing for Red Squirrel Press for the foreseeable future, but future squirrel poets might like to see this interview I gave to the Scottish Writing Centre about my editing practice, so they can see what to expect:





  • Federation of Writers (Scotland) Landfall: An Anthology of New Writing 2017 (New Voices Press).


  • Matt McDonald Petrichor (Red Squirrel Press).
  • Brian Whittingham Walking Between Worlds (Red Squirrel Press).
  • X: An Anthology to Celebrate Ten Years of the Scottish Writers Centre (Red Squirrel Press)


  • Jon Plunkett A Melody of Sorts (Red Squirrel Press).
  • John Bolland Fallen Stock (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Mandy Haggith Why the Sky Is Far Away (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Peter Jervis Land the Colour of Heat (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Derek Parkes Cherry Blossom (Red Squirrel Press) pamphlet
  • Finola Scott Much Left Unsaid (Red Squirrel Press) pamphlet


  • Heft David Costello (Red Squirrel Press)
  • In the Course of Conversation Irene Evans (Red Squirrel Press)
  • The Honesty Mirror Ellen McAteer (Red Squirrel Press) pamphlet
  • The Waking Hour Maureen Weldon (Red Squirrel Press) pamphlet
  • The Stuff of the Earth William Bonar (Red Squirrel Press)

Many publications due out in 2020 had to be postponed because of the pandemic, but The Honesty Mirror and The Stuff of the Earth were published in June 2021. In the Course of Conversation and The Waking Hour came out later in 2021.

I am delighted to report that David Costello’s Heft was placed third in the International Poetry Book Awards.


  • A Landscape to Figure In Helen Boden (Red Squirrel Press)
  • There Are Others Larry Butler (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Pibroch John Bolland (Red Squirrel Press)
  • The Truth Lies Laura Fyfe (Red Squirrel Press) pamphlet


  • Field Book Andrew Forster (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Sown Seeds and Spinning Souls Ruby McCann (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Swept Together: Selected and New Poems Colin Will (Red Squirrel Press)


  • Warp and Weft Ann MacKinnon (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Briny Mandy Haggith (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Games Night Andy Jackson (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Litanies of Coal Jean Taylor (red Squirrel Press)
  • Still Dancing Mary Thomson (Red Squirrel Press)
  • Belfast to Baillieston Charlie Gracie (Red Squirrel Press)

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