Author details

Gerrie Fellows

Biography

New Zealand-born and London-bred, I have been firmly rooted in Scotland for thirty years. My most recent collection, The Body in Space, brings together my far flung family and network of places in a series of varied and compelling poems. 

About writer's work

My poetry includes several books exploring the effects of technology on lives and places. Window for a Small Blue Child, a sequence about fertility treatment shortlisted for the Scottish Poetry Book of the Year, was described as 'an important book that extends the territory of poetry' (Stride) and 'at once a daring and skilfully crafted diary, and an exhilarating and cathartic work of art". (SRB)

I am continuing to explore the effects of technologies and the echoes and meaning of place in a series of poems about lowland Scotland. 

Websites featuring the author

Website | Shearsman

Current events and projects

I am happy to give readings of my work, and to facilitate writers' workshops. 

I run playful and enjoyable poetry workshops using collage and similar techniques. I have been leading workshops and writers' groups (both in poetry and prose) for more than 20 years for Glasgow University and other organisations and am one of the mentors for Glasgow's acclaimed Clydebuilt verse apprenticeships.

Other work

I have been awarded a number of arts council bursaries and fellowships and my work appears widely in anthologies of Scottish Poetry. 

Email

gerriefellows@aol.com

Local authority where they are based

Glasgow

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Other

Age groups

Teens, Adults

LL funded

Yes

BRAW network

No

Author type

Poet

Language

English

Books written

The Body in Space

Author(s): Gerrie Fellows
This is a poetry of layers and echoes.

Technologies and Other Poems

Author(s): Gerrie Fellows
Journeys, landscapes, Inuit culture.

The Duntroon Toponymy

Author(s): Gerrie Fellows
Poems about The calendars and place names of the Scottish Diaspora, local histories from Scotland and New Zealand, displacement and belonging.

The Powerlines

Author(s): Gerrie Fellows
A family history through women’s voices and stories, New Zealand and Scotland, Hydro-electric power and our relationship with the environment.

Window for a Small Blue Child

Author(s): Gerrie Fellows
A sequence of poems about infertility and IVF, the language and imagery of medical technology and folk tales.