Alan Gillis

Alan Gillis (b. 1973)



Belfast-born Alan Gillis teaches at the University of Edinburgh, writes as a critic and has published four collections of poetry.

Full Biography

Alan Gillis was born in Belfast. He teaches creative writing and modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Edinburgh, and has published four collections of his own poetry. The first, Somebody, Somewhere won the Strong Award for the best first collection in Ireland; Hawks and Doves (2007), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Gillis co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (OUP, 2011) with Fran Brearton; OUP also published his Irish Poetry of the 1930s in 2005. He was the editor of Edinburgh Review from 2010 to 2015. 

Poems by Alan Gillis

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Somebody, Somewhere (The Gallery Press, 2004)
Hawks and Doves (The Gallery Press, 2007)
Here Comes the Night (The Gallery Press, 2010)
Scapegoat (The Gallery Press, 2014)