Gerry Loose

Gerry Loose’s work is often found off the page in botanic gardens and wild landscapes, sometimes seasonal, usually permanent. His most recent poetry collections are that person himself and fault line, as well as the recent prose book An Oakwoods Almanac. His work is all informed by his botanical, ecological and geopolitical background. His awards include a Creative Scotland Award, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, a Kone Foundation Award and a Hermann Kesten Stipendium. His work has been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Slovenian and German. He lives on the Isle of Bute.

Photo: Morven Gregor


Border Crossings »

Reading: Polly Atkin, Gerry Loose

Sun 11 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street

A Rose is a Rose is a .... »

Poetry interventions on plant labels by Gerry Loose

Thu 8 March - Sun 11 March | 11:00 - 17:00 | FREE | The Preservation Trust Museum, North Street, Garden


Bar Hill

the stride
is longer
in the long grass
we ride the world
we tumble it
with our tread
caress of our feet


Gerry Loose

From A nine day walk across Scotland. Forthcoming in night exposures (Vagabond Voices, 2018)