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Gerry Cambridge lived in a caravan in Ayrshire for twenty years. His poems are full of light, wild weathers, birds, landscape and those who live in it: all contrasted with the brash gaiety and humanity of Glasgow, his adopted city.
Join HappenStance Press and the Scottish Poetry Library as Gerry Cambridge launches his new collection The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems. Guest poets will be Jane Bonnyman and Michael Grieve.
Gerry Cambridge is a poet, essayist, typographer and print designer with a background in natural history photography.
Founder-editor of Scotland’s leading literary magazine, The Dark Horse, he has held several writing fellowships, including one at Brownsbank, Hugh MacDiarmid’s former home, and two Royal Literary Fund Fellowships. Since 1997 he has led writing workshops across Scotland, often combining his twin passions for poetry and the natural world. He occasionally plays harmonica as part of a duo with the Scottish singer-songwriter Neil Thomson. In 2015, he celebrated twenty years of The Dark Horse, and in 2016 he issued a colourful and entertaining memoir describing his experience of editorship over two decades. He was also judge for the National Poetry Competition in 2016.
His previous collection, Notes for Lighting a Fire, appeared from HappenStance in 2012. The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems will be warmly welcomed by many readers, both in Scotland and far beyond.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT