Eddie Gibbons was born in Huyton, Liverpool, but has been living and working in Aberdeen since 1981. An engineering draughtsman by trade, he is also a poet; his first collection Stations of the Heart was published in 1999, when he was fifty. In 2008, he was a prize winner in the inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. His fifth collection What They Say About You was published in 2010 by Leamington Books and was shortlisted in the poetry section for the Scottish Book of the year award, 2011.
Twice a regional judge for the Faber / Ottakars National Poetry Competition, Eddie Gibbons has been a guest reader at the Berlin office of the British Council, Stanza International Poetry Festival, Dundee Literary Festival, Aberdeen University’s WORD festival, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. He was the founder chairman of the Lemon Tree Writers and the Dead Good Poets groups in Aberdeen, and is currently an editor with The Poets’ Republic magazine.
For a full list of publications see bibliography below.