Maxine Rose Munro - a bit about me

Some examples of my work



Biscuit scented cream slides on  

as she prepares for the hunt.   

Long arms have been dusted with gold,  

generous black mascara hides the glue   

that holds thick lashes fast.   

Waxed lips pout provocatively   

as cleavage is pinioned in place.

 Gilded and sprayed with floral fumes,

  her eyes burn bright as she steps into night.  

She’s never felt more real than right now.   

First published Obsessed With Pipework issue 73


Mindin Haet

Aye I ken foo ta stert a blaze,  

foo ta bigg hit up layer be  

layer fir hit lowes sic haet  

inta dee fae dy haert ootwirds,  

fir du feels at du's da onnly  

een at's ivver felt siccan  

a burn as dis.  

Bit a'm nivver kent foo ta bank  

dat aze, foo ta hadd waarmth,  

wirk hit, keep dee an me afire  

an fin da wye o stoppin wis  

faan ta ess. An whitna wye  

dere is o keepin dee here  

wi me, I dunna ken. 

First published The New Shetlander issue 288


News - Find my most recent poems here -

The High Window click on my name in the poetry section to find two poems of mine ('Venus' and 'Give me')

My poem ‘Kindling’ (originally shortlisted in the 2017 SMHAFF International Writers Awards) can be found (for free) in 800 participating waiting rooms across the UK via Poems in the Waiting Room (

Eye Flash Poetry Journal, issue 5  available here with two micropoems from me in it 


My poem ‘You can’t eat a view’ is in issue 40 of The Blue Nib and can be read/downloaded or ordered in print from here

‘Dastreen’ (a Shetlandic Scots version of my poem ‘Last Night’) can be found in issue 10.2 of Causeway/Cabhsair  and can be bought from here (eventually)

  ‘Summer Leaving’ ‘Late Summer’ (republished from The High Window) ‘Colours’ 

‘Storm Hector’ ‘Reversal’ The Poet Winter 2019, The Seasons issue can be downloaded or bought as print/kindle from here 

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