Vik Shirley’s pamphlet Corpses (Sublunary Editions) was published in 2020, her collection The Continued Closure of the Blue Door (HVTN Press) and her photo-poetry book Disrupted Blue and other poems on Polaroid (Hesterglock Press) in 2021. Her book, Grotesquerie for the Apocalypse, was subsequently published by Beir Bua Press. Vik’s work has also appeared in magazines such as Magma, The Rialto, Perverse, Shearsman, Tentacular and 3am Magazine, and anthologies including It All Radiate’s Outwards (Verve), Writing Utopia (Hesterglock), Virtual Oasis (Trickhouse). She is currently studying for a PhD in Dark Humour and the Surreal in Poetry at the University of Birmingham. Vik is Associate Editor of Sublunary Editions, Editor of Surreal-Absurd at Mercurius magazine and tweets for Shearsman Books. Follow her @VikShirley.


Corpses, is available from Sublunary Editions HERE.

The Continued Closure of the Blue Door, is available to buy HERE

Disrupted Blue and other poems on Polaroid is available to order HERE

Grotesquerie for the Apocalypse, is available to buy HERE


A selection of her work from Corpses and The Continued Closure of the Blue Door published in Mercurius.

Two poems published by ANTHROPECENE

Two poems from Molly Bloom

Four poems in Tentacular

Review of David Spittle’s collection All Particles and Waves

Interview from May 2020, with Matt Haigh HERE

Seven short fictions in The Fortnightly Review

Ghosts published by The Babel Tower Notice Board HERE

I Never Intended to Get into Breeding published by Interpreters House HERE.

Visual work published by 3am Magazine is available HERE.

Two poems published on Burning House Press can be read HERE

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