Gerry Loose

Gerry Loose (b. 1948)
Gerry Loose
Gerry Loose



Gerry Loose is a poet concerned with the natural world, whose texts are as often found in gardens and other natural settings as on the page.

Full Biography

Gerry Loose has a background in horticulture and ecology; his poetry is informed by a wide knowledge of gardening and environmental issues, and is to be found in gardens as well as books. He has been Poet in Residence at the Botanic Gardens of Glasgow and at Montpellier, France’s oldest botanic garden. He has also made work for Hidden Gardens, Glasgow and Port Logan Botanic Gardens.

He has been a recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Creative Scotland Award, and has been Creative Director of the Peace Garden.

Loose's poetry and poetic writings are gathered in five book-length collections and six pamphlets (see bibliography below), and he is also the editor of The Holistic Handbook and The Botanical Basho.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Knockariddera (Galdragon Press, 1991)
The Elementary Particles (Taranis Books, 1993)
A Measure (Mythic Horse Press, 1996)
Tongues of Stone (Mariscat Press, 1998)
Eitgal (Mariscat Press, 2001)
being time (Galdragon Press, 2001)
Printed on Water: new and selected poems (Shearsman Books, 2007)
From Kyoto to Carbeth: poems & plants from the hills (Collins Gallery & Scottish Poetry Library, 2008)
the deer path to my door (Oystercatcher Press, 2009)
that person himself (Shearsman Books, 2009)
Fault Lines (Vagabond Voices, 2014)
An Oakwoods Almanac (Shearsman Books, 2015)