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Gordon Meade

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Contact: egordonmeade1@btinternet.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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I am based in Fife. My poetry examines the connection and disconnection between human and non-human animals. Recently, I have written about the effects of cancer and its treatment.

I enjoy working with all age groups. My workshops centre on the relationship between humans and nature. I have published nine collections of poetry, most recently The Year of the Crab, an exploration of the diagnosis and early treatment of cancer. At present, I am working on a series of poems entitled Zoospeak, which looks at animals in captivity.

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; Reading; Residency; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Family; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Nature

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+