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22 Apr20

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collections –
“Mapping the Borders”
Littoral Press;
“A Prism for the Sun”
Oversteps Books;
“Mother of Pearl”
Poetry Salzburg;
“Blue Horse of Morning”



Rose Flint was brought up in the Midlands, then trained as a sculptor in London before moving to the Welsh Borders; she now lives in Somerset. A committed environmentalist and feminist, her poetry reflects her love of earth and a sense of the spirit that resides in all nature.
She taught Creative Writing in schools and became a regular tutor for Ty Newydd. She trained as an Art Therapist and worked with poetry in healthcare, including residencies at Bath Royal United Hospital and 10 years as Lead Writer for the Kingfisher Project, for Salisbury District Hospital and Community, taking writing into wards including Spinal, Burns, Palliative Care and Oncology. She taught on the Imaginative Writing course at Liverpool John Moore’s University and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes for Bristol University and The Metanoia Institute.
Her six collections are: Mapping the borders, new and selected eco-poems which won the Littoral Press prize for eco-poetry in 2019, A Prism for the Sun ( Oversteps 2015), Mother of Pearl (PSAvalon, 2008), Firesigns (Poetry Salzburg), Nekyia (Stride), and Blue Horse of Morning (Seren) , all available from Rose Flint via e-mail
Her poem The Field (published in Mother of Pearl) won the Cardiff International 2008 and she won the Petra Kenny International Poetry Competition with Moonchild, also in Mother of Pearl. She has won numerous other prizes and awards including two Poetry Places, and a Year of the Artist Award; she is widely published in magazines and anthologies.
Comment on A Prism for the Sun

The compassionate, healing imagination evident throughout Rose Flint’s moving new collection is as tenderly alert to the elation and pathos of our human condition as it is to ‘the great beating heart of the wild.’ Rich in language honed with high fidelity to lived experience, poem after poem incites ‘our forgotten soul’ to wake and rise, while quickening the senses with the caught breath of how it is to feel utterly alive.


Lindsay Clarke