My first collection, 'This Patter of Traces',  was published by Oversteps Books in 2014. It is available from Oversteps or directly from me.  I will also have copies wherever I'm reading.


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6.12.16. I have two poems in issue 4 of The High Window.


18.10.16. I read a few poems at the launch of SOUTH 54 in Portsmouth.


9.10.16. I read with the Mincinglake Poets as part of Exeter Poetry Festival.


26.8.16. Cormorants has won 1st prize in the Poetry Pulse annual  competition 2016.


23.8.16. Temple Meads  is in Helen Ivory's webzine Ink, Sweat and Tears.


8.8.16. Cuckoo is the first of three  of my poems to appear on Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis, the website for funny poems.


10.7.16. My collection 'This Patter of Traces' has been shortlisted for the Fledgling Award for debut collections and pamphlets by poets over 40.


12.5.16. I read a few poems at the launch of SOUTH 53. in Reading.


13.4.16. Arctia is in SOUTH 53.


5.3.16. I was at the prize giving of the Barnet and District Poetry Competition 2015, in which my poem Chrysaora won second place.


12.2.16. I was one of several poets reading at the Totnes launch of  Poems for a Liminal Age, an anthology in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières.


5.1.16. Leaf and First Great Western are up on Josephins Corcoran's excellent And Other Poems site.


17.12.15. My collection is chosen by Alan Morrison in The Morning Star as one that has made an impression on him this year.


6.12.15. I have a poem in issue 1 of The Curly Mind, the blog for linguistically innovative poetry.


12.11.15. I have four poems on the Clear Poetry website.


10.10.15. My collection 'This Patter of Traces' is reviewed in SOUTH Poetry Magazine.


19.09.15. Azores High is in Acumen 83.


12.09.15. I was one of ten poets who read at the Phoenix in Exeter as part of the Quiet Compere tour 2015.


30.08.15. Brent has won 3rd prize in the Poetry Pulse annual competition 2015.


24.08.15. 'Poems for a Liminal Age' is published. An anthology in aid of Médecins Sans Frontières. I'm pleased to be among the contributors.


23.07.15. House Martins is in The Rialto 83.


15.07.15. The results were announced of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly April/May 2015 Poetry and Short Story competitions. I was pleased to be asked to judge the poetry.


11.07.15. I read with a number of Oversteps poets at the Ways With Words festival in Dartington.


30.05.15. I read with Oversteps poets Alwyn Marriage and Elisabeth Rowe at Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival.


13.05.15. I read with Tim Cunningham at St Ives Literature Festival.


12.05.15. I have five poems in Poetry Salzburg Review 27.


14.03.15. I read my poem Lobster at the prizegiving event for Barnet Open Poetry Competition judged by Mario Petrucci, in which it won one of the three third prizes.


12.03.15. There's a good review of my collection by Steve Spence in Stride.


05.03.15. I was guest poet at Fire River Poets, at the Creative Innovation Centre (CIC) in Taunton.


03.01.15. I have two poems in the webzine Nutshells and Nuggets.


30.10.14. Exeter Phoenix. Ian Mortimer and I were the guests at Uncut Poets.


27.10.14. Living Coasts, Torquay. I read with Moor Poets as part of Torbay Poetry Festival.


17.10.14. Pheasants and Ravens has won first prize in the Poems Please Me 2014 competition. Egg and Grey Mullet were shortlisted. All the prizewinning and shortlisted poems have been illustrated by artists from The Artists' Quarter to form an ebook, Pure Silver.


15.10.14. Viewpoint was highly commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly August 2014 competition.


29.09.14. I'm one of many readers at the launch of The Broadsheet issue 2, an Exeter Poetry Festival event.


15.08.14. Steam is in Weyfarers 115.


15.07.14. Trap has won first prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly May 2014 competition.


05.07.14. Every Poem Paints a Picture. Members of Moor Poets, including me, read at the Ways With Words festival in Dartington, accompanied by projections of artwork from local artists.


03.07.14. Coronella and Wood Pigeons are in The Interpreter's House 56.


28.06.14. Two adders is in Stand Magazine 12 (3).


14.06.14. I read at '100 Poets', organised by the Poetry Can as part of Bristol Festival of Nature's Wild Weekend.


13.06.14 . Budleigh Salterton Playhouse. I read three poems as part of Local Voices, at an evening of poetry and prose inspired by the local natural environment, sponsored by the Otter Valley Association.


19.05.14. Holly is in Acumen 79.


15.05.14. I read at the St Ives Literature Festival with Maureen Wilkinson.


10.04.14. Amber Dagger Pommel is in South 49.


01.04.14. Two of my poems have been commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly February 2014 competition.


28.11.13,  Julie-ann Rowell and I are guest poets at Uncut Poets in Exeter.


16.11.13. Signs has won second prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly September poetry competition.


20.10.13. I'm very pleased to have a poem on the shortlist of the Bridport Prize 2013.


17.10.13. Launched today; the Moor Poets anthology, volume 3. Work by 33 poets from around Dartmoor and beyond, including two poems of mine.


30.9.13. One of my poems has got an honourable mention in the Buzzwords poetry competition 2013.


30.9.13. As the opening event of Exeter Poetry Festival, today sees the launch of The Broadsheet, a new magazine in the form of one large sheet of paper, edited by Simon Williams and Susan Taylor. Two poems of mine, oesophagus and Mallishags, are included.


31.8.13. Orbis 164 is now out. Some great writing, plus two of my poems, Fabiform and On the trail of STC. Editor Carole Baldock also produces Kudos, for details of writing competitions etc.

Poems by Mark Totterdell

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