Gerry Loose is a poet living on the Isle of Bute. His work draws on the unbuilt world, the human and the non-human as well as geopolitics. His poems are as likely to be found inscribed on stone in Botanic Gardens, hospitals, schools and other public places as in his many books.
His Awards include a Creative Scotland Award, a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, a Society of Authors Award, a Kone Foundation Award (Finland) and a Cholmondeley Award. He has held Residencies at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh and Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier.
He was co-founder and first Chair of the Scottish Writers Centre.
His work has been widely translated into many European and Asian languages. He regularly travels to International Poetry Festivals throughout the world.