Gerrie Fellows was born in New Zealand but has lived and worked in Scotland for thirty years, as a creative writing tutor, writer-in-residence and most recently as a mentor to new poets through the Clydebuilt Mentoring programme.
Her first collection, Technologies and other poems, was published by Polygon in 1990. Since then many of her poems have taken the form of narrative sequences. The Powerlines, a collection of poems and prose poems tracing Scottish and New Zealand connections through a variety of women’s voices, was published by Polygon in 2000, and The Duntroon Toponymy by Mariscat in 2001. Window for a Small Blue Child, a sequence about IVF, was published by Carcanet in 2007 and shortlisted for the Sundial Scottish Poetry Book of the Year. Her most recent collections are The Body in Space (2014) and Uncommon Place (2019), both published by Shearsman.