Gerry Loose

Gerry Loose is a poet living on the Isle of Bute who works primarily with subjects from the natural world, most specifically with plants, as well as the world of geo-politics. His work is found inscribed and created in Parks, Botanic Gardens and in natural landscapes as well as in galleries, hospitals and on the page.

Among his publications are Printed on Water, New and Selected Poems (Shearsman Books) and that person himself (Shearsman Books) fault line (Vagabond Voices) An Oakwoods Almanac (Shearsman Books).

His most recent book (March 2020, Xylem Books) is The Great Book of the Woods, versions of ogham inscriptions from Scotland and Ireland:

The Unfinished Hut was written over the past 20 years

His awards include a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, a Creative Scotland Award, Kone Foundation Award and a Hermann Kesten Fellowship.

His work has been translated into many European and Asian languages and he regularly reads at international poetry festivals.

Some recordings of his work may be found at Archive of the Now:

Interview at EIBF with Jennifer Williams: