Gerry Cambridge

Gerry Cambridge (b. 1959)
Photograph of Gerry Cambridge © Tanya White
Gerry Cambridge © Tanya White

Biography

Summary

Gerry Cambridge is a poet, essayist, editor and sometime-harmonica player with substantial interest in print design and typography. 

 

Full Biography

Gerry Cambridge is a poet, essayist, editor and sometime-harmonica player with substantial interest in print design and typography as well as a background in natural history photography.

His publications include seven poetry collections and several poetry collaborations with schools. The long poem pamphlet ‘blue sky, green grass’ won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2004. 

Since 1994 Cambridge has edited and published The Dark Horse, a transatlantic poetry magazine with an international reputation; his history of the first twenty years of the magazine has recently appeared. 

Poems by Gerry Cambridge

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

The Shell House (Scottish Cultural Press, 1995)
'Nothing but Heather!’: Scottish nature in poems, photographs and prose (Luath, 1999; 2nd edition, 2008)
The Praise of Swans (Shoestring Press, 2000)
Madame Fi Fi’s Farewell and Other Poems (Luath Press, 2003)
Light Up Lanarkshire: a poem (2006)
Aves (Essence Press, 2007; reprinted 2008)
Notes for Lighting a Fire (HappenStance Press, 2012, 2nd edition 2013)

collaborations with primary schools:

'blue sky, green grass': a day at Lawthorn Primary (Lawthorn Books, 2003)
Building a New Path: Cairns Plantin (South Lanarkshire Council, 2006)

prose:

The Printed Snow: on typesetting poetry (HappenStance Press, 2015) 
The Dark Horse: the making of a little magazine ... (HappenStance Press, 2015)