Gerry Loose lives on his boat at Bowling. He is a recipient of a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship and a Creative Scotland Award. He has worked as Poet-in-Residence, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow as well as Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier, and he is the Creative Director of the Peace Garden.
His poetry is informed by a wide knowledge of gardening and environmental issues, and may be found in gardens as well as books. Publications include: The Elementary Particles (Taranis Books, 1993), Tongues of Stone (Mariscat Press, 1998), Eitgal (Mariscat Press, 2001) Printed on Water: new and selected poems (Shearsman 2007 ), Ten Seasons (SPL & Luath, 2007), the deer path to my door (Oystercatcher 2009) and that person himself (Shearsman 2009).