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Gerry Loose

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Contact: dharma46@hotmail.com
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
Gerry Loose's headshot

Just as Gerry Loose's poems may have the environment as a starting point, his poems are also inscribed in Botanic Gardens, various landscapes, hospitals and galleries. He's been poet in residence at the Botanic Gardens of Glasgow, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh at Dawyck and Montpellier, France's oldest botanic garden. His latest book is night exposures (Vagabond Voices, 2018). He is also a prose writer, dramatist and editor, most recently of Ten Seasons: Explorations in Botanics (Scottish Poetry Library, Luath).

With deep and extensive experience of workshops in all situations, his poetry and prose is imbued with environmental and ecological concerns. Among his awards are a Creative Scotland Award, Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, Society of Authors Award, Hermann Kesten Stipendium, Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary, and Kone Foundation Award. His work is translated into many languages and he is regularly invited to overseas international poetry festivals. (Photo credit: Morven Gregor)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Food; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Island communities; Nature; Politics; Rural communities; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

11-30; 31-100