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Dominic Fisher Poetry

“As if a tree could stutter briefly into being
 lose all its leaves then vaporise”

Bonfire Night from a Loft Window   


I’m from the south-west of England originally, grew up in Bath, studied in Wales, and taught English language in Turkey and Spain before settling in Bristol to do the same. I’ve written poetry for a long time but only in recent years has it become what I do most. Results in recent years have been publication in a wide variety of magazines, success in competitions – and the collections further down this page. There’s more about this in the bio section of this site, and please contact me if you would like talk about a reading or collaboration.

A Customised Selection of Fireworks

This collection of poems, published by Shoestring Press in 2022, is a movement of poems from inside to outside, from past to possible future, from memory of a rich natural world to mourning for its loss. It is an exploration of identity and a celebration of language.

“From the precise re-membering of ‘Nocturnes’ and ‘Indoor Fireworks’, through the extraordinary beauty of ‘Walking Through a Half Open Book,’ to the genius of a culinary-minded Captain Hook swapping his prosthesis for a meringue-whisk, Dominic Fisher walks the high-wire of poetry, balancing surrealism with intense observation and an always erudite and playful love of words.” 

Deborah Harvey

Poet and Co-Director of The Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy

£12.00 including P&P

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Also available from Central Books

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The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead

This collection of poems, published by The Blue Nib in 2019, explores ways the living and the dead meet — for lunch, in an artwork, on an allotment, in the city. We meet poets, artists, and others engaged in the struggles and contradictions of their own times, and encounter challenges from our own.

“This is an outstanding collection of 53 poems by a writer with a distinct, compelling voice. Fisher is clearly fascinated by how opposites are really so close to each other: the living and the dead, work and play, the rural and the urban, the ordinary everyday and the complex.”

Richard Lance Keeble

Professor of Journalism, University of Lincoln, and Visiting Professor, Liverpool Hope University




Heron Books

 Unit 5 Clifton Arcade
Boyce’s Avenue
Bristol BS8 4AA

Time: 5.00 pm




Silver Street Poetry
with Nina Parmenter

St Stephen’s Church,
21 St Stephen’s Street
Bristol BS1 1EQ

Time: 12.30 pm

Donation on the door



Fountain Poets

The Kings Head, High Street Wells BA5 2SG

Time: 7.00 pm

donation £3 on the door


23 24 look up

23 24 look up

The graffiti with the instruction in pink is in Leonard’s Lane in Bristol. This medieval way follows the line of where city walls once were and is now a narrow splurge of colour and words, a sort of curving abstract-expressionist poem …

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Red bird and Heron

Red bird and Heron

Is poetry any help at the moment as we process the news: the crisis in Israel and Palestine, war in Ukraine, and elsewhere, not forgetting the threat of extinction …

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Not burning in Wells

Not burning in Wells

I’m going to go incandescent … no, no, here’s a picture of a flower, and I’m not going not look at the news today about the world burning while politicians … stop, no, here’s something about Fountain Poets in Wells because …

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