Author details

Elizabeth Rimmer


I was born in Liverpool of Irish heritage and have lived in Scotland for over thirty-five years. I write, edit and review poetry. I am a member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, the Federation of Scottish Writers, Forth Valley Writers and The Scottish Writers Centre.

About writer's work

I write about landscape, weather, language and heritage, archaeology, myths and folklore. My work has been widely published in magazines such as Northwords Now, Gutter, Eildon Tree and Southlight and in the books published by The Dark Mountain Project.  I have two collections in print and my third collection which deals with herbs, land use and ownership, and strategies for dealing with hard times and social upheaval will be out in 2018.

Websites featuring the author

Scottish Centre for Geopoetics,Read Raw Ltd Personal Website

Current events and projects

I love to give readings, and to edit the work of other poets. I am currently involved in developing Forth Valley Writers, an umbrella organisation supporting creative writing across the Forth Valley, editing an anthology for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) and bringing together a conference - Expressing the Earth - for the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, for which I am putting together a creative writing workshop on herbs, landscape and ways of knowing.

Other work

Reviews have appeared in Northwords Now and in the on-line edition of The Scottish Review of Books. I co-edited three editions of Stravaig, the on-line journal of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. My blog features poetry news and reviews, and the progress of current writing projects


Local authority where they are based


Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

Age groups

Teens, Adults

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Books written

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The Territory of Rain

Author(s): Elizabeth Rimmer
This collection deals with the different ways humans make their homes in a particular landscape - their observations and interactions with it, the structures they build or abandon there, the myths the

Wherever We Live Now

Author(s): Elizabeth Rimmer
Wherever We Live Now takes its title from a poem (Visiting the Dunbrody Famine Ship) about the author’s search for records of her Irish emigrant ancestors.