Poet, playwright, interdisciplinary artist


Rebecca Sharp is a writer and interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses poetry, plays and performance; collaborative and participatory projects – stemming from a core belief in the transformative power of creative practice. From 2022 to 2024 she was the inaugural Artist in Residence with the Centre for Energy Ethics, supported by Creative Scotland and the CEE, to research and write her poetry collection Long Field Loop (Tapsalteerie 2024). Her previous collection Rough Currency (Tapsalteerie 2021) explores entanglements with fossil fuels and the oil economy, receiving a Literature Matters Award from the Royal Society of Literature and an Art of Energy Award with the CEE. She regularly collaborates with other artists and art forms, where work has been shortlisted for the Brush & Lyre Prize for Multimedia Poetry and the Scottish Arts Trust’s Scottish Landscape Awards. Teaching includes ‘Writing the Environment’ with the University of Dundee; and her ongoing guided writing group at Off the Rails Arts Centre in Ladybank, Fife (Off the Rails Writing Group). She co-runs Souterrain Press for the occasional production of increasingly niche projects, and co-curates and hosts Platform Poetry events in Fife.

Selected publications

Long Field Loop (Tapsalteerie 2024); How Do We Talk About Knives (Matecznik Press 2023); Rough Currency (Tapsalteerie 2021); Magma Poetry 81 / Anthropocene (Oct 2021), commissioned poem ‘Velella velella’; The Beginners (Souterrain Press 2020); Peripheral Visions (Edge Hill University 2019); Unmapped (Souterrain Press 2013).