Ben Bransfield

Ben Bransfield was born in Shropshire and now lives in London. His poems have featured in Primers: Volume Two (Nine Arches), Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The North, Magma, Oxford Poetry, and elsewhere.


2 poems. ‘Refresher Course’, ‘Ars Poetica’, Poetry Wales (Vol 55.3, Spring 2020) Link:

‘Powder Closet, Southside House’, Orbis (Vol 191, Spring 2020) Link:

3 poems. ‘Dogs dream’, ‘Tents’, ‘What Happens at Night’, Poetry Salzburg Review (Vol 34, Summer 2019), pp. 164-165. Link:

‘How poetry can transform your school’, Times Educational Supplement Online (19 July 2019) Link:

‘October’, Poetry Ireland Review (Vol 127, Spring 2019), p. 50. Link:

‘A Rag Man’, Magma (Vol 73, Spring 2019), p. 47. Link:

‘Blundellsands’, Oxford Poetry (Vol 18.1, Winter 2018-19), p. 28. Link:

3 poems. ‘Afterlife’, ‘Disciples’, ‘Waking’, Under the Radar (Vol 21, Summer 2018), pp. 11-13. Link:

‘Ann Salt, 30, and Martha Moors, 51, imprisoned six months for stealing a shirt. January 31, 1825’, The North (Vol 59, January 2018), p. 38. Link:

‘Alight’, Barrow Street (Winter 2017-18), p. 13. Link:

5 poems. ‘Surfaces’, ‘Penance’, ‘Cellar’, ‘The Weight’, ‘The Chord’, Orbis (Vol 182, Winter 2017), p. 34. Link:

‘Thaw’, Ink, Sweat & Tears (December 2017) Link:

2 poems. ‘Uncle David, it was you’, ‘Gran’, Stand (Vol 216 15.4, 2017), p. 38. Link:

‘Former Tenant’, The Interpreter’s House (Vol 66, Autumn 2017), p. 11. Link:

2 poems. ‘Dorothy Gale’, ‘Becoming a Nose’, And Other Poems (September 2017) Link:

‘Deliverer’, Acumen (Vol 89, September 2017), p. 41. Link:

‘Close Reading: ‘Cinnamon’ by Alan Payne’, The North (Vol 58, Summer 2017), pp. 83-85. Link: 

‘How I Did It – Primers Volume Two: Ben Bransfield on ‘And to this day’’, Poetry School Blog (June 2017) Link:

15 poems. ‘Greenhouse’, ‘Granddad’, ‘Palaeontology’, ‘Broseley’, ‘Garden Twine’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Glossary’, ‘SupaSnaps’, ‘Shaving with my Father’, ‘Amanita phalloides’, ‘Delivery’, ‘Pac-a-mac’, ‘And to this day’, ‘Bedlington Terrier’, ‘Copper Calf’, Primers: Volume Two (Nine Arches Press, 2017), pp. 17-32. Link:

‘Poetryclass: Ways of Looking’, Poetry Society (July 2016) Link:

‘Poetryclass: How to bake a poet’, Poetry Society (July 2016) Link:

‘Ideas to help engage your students in poetry’, SecEd (20 April 2016) Link:

3 poems. ‘Stoning at Half-time’, ‘Poolscouponology’, ‘Protection’, The North (Vol 55, January 2016), p. 38. Link:

‘The Last Slate Cutter’, Shropshire Life (June 2011), p. 43. Link:

‘Acupuncture’, Ash (Vol 2, 2007), p. 11. Link:
‘Stabilisers’, Obsessed with Pipework (Winter 2005) Link:

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Twitter: @bransfield_ben