Who's Who in Poetry

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Mark Gallacher - Katherine Gallagher - Martin Gannon - Rosie Garland - Adele Celeste Geraghty

Ulrike Gerbig - Caroline Gill  - Jorge Enrique González-Pacheco - Boydon Goodman - Ronnie Goodyer -Rebecca Goss - Geraldine Green - John Greening -  Bill Greenwell

 Ben Gregory - Jeff Guess


Mark Gallacher
website: Mark Gallacher

email: markg@webspeed.dk

Published one pamphlet of poetry More Than A Dedication( Envoi Poets Publication,1990). Poems and short stories and literary articles have appeared in Litmus, Acumen, Envoi, Prop, Cutting Teeth, Smiths Knoll etc.


Katherine Gallagher


Read the interview (2000)

Read the poems

Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published Australian poet resident in London since 1979. She writes for adults and children, and is a poetry tutor for the Open College of the Arts. Recently, she became Blue Nose Education Officer. She also runs a Poetry & Voice workshopat Jacksons Lane, London, N6. She won the 1981 Warana Poetry Prize. Her book, Passengers to the City (Hale & Iremonger, 1985) was shortlisted for the 1986 Australian National Poetry Award. Her next collection, Fish-rings on Water, was published by Forest Books (1989). Her translation of Jean-Jacques Celly's poems, The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay, was published by Forest Books in 1994. In 1993, Hearing Eye published her pamphlet, Finding the PrinceTigers on the Silk Road,  published by Arc Publications later in 2000 and Salmon Publishing (Ireland) will publish her Selected Poems.

Martin Gannon 
organisation: Castle Poets 
25 Drakes Avenue Strood, Rochester, Kent ME2 3LN 
phone: 01634 722576 
e-mail:  maut.gannon@virgin.net 

Retired teacher, Ex Publican, and Veneer Buyer. 
Lived in the West of Ireland for 20 years but now living in Kent. Published in four sold out volumes - Western Poets Collection   '85, Inky  Fingers    '93, Intimate  Frillies  96, Bridging The Millennium   '99 -  and also a prize winner with Medway Arts.

Rosie Garland who performs as Rosie Lugosi the Vampire Queen

o Commonword, 6 Mount St, Manchester, England M2 5NS
email:     rosie@rosielugosi.com
website:   http://www.rosielugosi.com

Rosie has an eclectic writing and performance history, ranging from  singing  in 80s Goth band The March Violets, to her current incarnation as Rosie  Lugosi the Vampire Queen, electrifying performer-poet, compere and singer.  She has performed at events as diverse as The Cheltenham Literature  Festival, Kinkfest and Stockholm Gay Pride.   As well as three solo collections of poetry ('Hell and Eden', 'Coming Out At  Night' and 'Creatures of the Night'), her award-winning short stories,  poems  and essays have been widely anthologised. Her first novel is currently  with  an agent.  She has won both the Erotic Oscar for Performance Artist of the  Year and the Diva Award for Solo Performer.

She is also a workshop facilitator with many years' experience, and has  worked with adults and young people in areas as diverse as listening and communication, writing, performance and compeering skills.

Adele Celeste Geraghty 
22 Bramwith Road, Sheffield UK S11 7EZ
phone: 0114-230-8999
website: artalumni.com.

Winner of the US National Women's History Award for excellence in Women's Related Poetry and Essay. During the autumn of 2001, wrote, produced and directed 'The Beat Goes On'; a literary trubute to poet/publisher Daisy Aldan. Also current Creative Writing Editor of artalumni.com.
Interested in bringing writers and artists of varying genre in contact, internationally. Works to make accessability for this, through transatlantic links on her website. Also seeks interested writers and artists to present their work at both her own website and the one for which she is Creative Writing Editor.
Would be pleased to hear from any interested parties willing to review her freelance work and poetry. Looks forward to booking a poetry and/or prose recital tour in the UK, upon her return this winter.

Ulrike Gerbig

Offenbacher Landstraße 440
60599 Frankfurt am Main
Email: ugerbig@aol.com

Short Bio:
Lives in Germany is a woman, mum, daughter, teacher, mediator, friend, lover and poet.

"Lately I have become increasingly interested in Buddhism and Suffism: philosophical views that help me to use every moment in life as intensely as possible and honour my and other people's spirituality and uniqueness.
My newer poems begin to mirror those influences."

Her first book of poetry "Every woman's Blues" just came out with Lapwing Press, Belfast.
It can be purchased either directly from the author or from the publisher via Email:

Links to poetry:
InnerCircle Publishing - Are You Aware?
Winter Poems & Inspirational, Motivational Poetry : The Poem called "NOT AFRAID
PW Review Issue 15
Hearts With Soul: An Inspirational Site Celebrating Mankind
Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

Caroline Gill  

Contact details: cg@carolinegillpoetry.com

Website name: Caroline Gill: Poetry and Other Writing

 1982: BA Classical Studies, Newcastle University

1983: PGCE, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, English (for Secondary Schools), University of Exeter

1985: TEFL Prep. Cert., The Bell School of Languages, Norwich

Chapbook: The Holy Place - ISBN 13: 978-0-89304-360-5 and ISBN 10: 0-893043-60-5. Copies from Caroline Gill: £3.50 inc. UK p&p.

 Caroline's poetry chapbook, The Holy Place, co-authored with John Dotson (USA) was published in 2012 by The Seventh Quarry Press (ed. Peter Thabit Jones) in Swansea, in conjunction with Cross-Cultural Communications (ed. Stanley H. Barkan) in New York. The chapbook is the fifth publication in the commissioned Poet to Poet series. Three of Caroline’s poems have been included in The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics Including Odd and Invented Forms by Lewis Putnam Turco, 4th edition, (UPNE, 2012). Caroline won first prize in the international Petra Kenney Poetry Competition (general section) in 2007. She was awarded the title of Best Fixed Form Poet of 2011 by the international poetry journal from India, Metverse Muse (ed. Dr. H. Tulsi). Caroline is an external collaborator for the Romanian journal, Orizont Literar Contemporan (ed. Daniel Dragomirescu). Her poems have been widely published in Britain and beyond. Her poem, “Preseli Blue”, was read on the BBC Poetry Please programme in 2008 from the Guardian Hay Festival. Sample poems, including an audio mp3 file, were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Invisible Architecture Installation, curated by Antlers Press, at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, in celebration of World Poetry Day. Caroline has read her poems at numerous events including the 2004 Hay Festival launch of the ground-breaking anthology, Hidden Dragons/Gwir a Grymus: New Writing by Disabled People in Wales (Disability Arts Cymru/Parthian 2004). Caroline took part in the First Swansea International Poetry Festival in the Dylan Thomas Theatre (2011). A short prose piece, 'Leaving Town' and 'Swedes': Edward Thomas and Amen-Hotep, (David Gill and Caroline Gill), was published in Notes and Queries, OUP 248 [ns 50, 3], 2003, pp. 325-27. Caroline Gill lives in Suffolk, UK, with her archaeologist husband, David. Her background is in teaching and archive work. Interests include collaborative poetry projects, wildlife, photography and archaeology.

Jorge Enrique González-Pacheco 

Poet and writer born in the District of Marianao, Havana, Cuba on September 9, 1969. He moved to the United States in 2003, and since 2006 has been living in Seattle, where he cultivates his dearest passion: writing.

Author of the following books and anthologies:
Bajo la Luz de Mi Sangre / Under the Light of My Blood (Bilingual Edition), Victoria BC, Canada, 2009
Tierra de Secreta Transparencia, an anthology of poems by Cuban poet Serafina Nuñez, Madrid, Spain, 2004
Notaciones del Inocente, Moguer, Andalucía, Spain, 2003
Antología de la Décima Cósmica de La Habana, México D.F, México, 2003
Poesía Ilustrada, New York, USA, 1992.
His poetry and journalism have been translated into French, Portuguese and English.

Jorge Enrique studied Philosophy and Hispanic Literature in Cuba and Spain. For several years, he worked for ICAIC, the Cuban Film Institute in Havana. From 1991 to the present date he has published poetry and prose in magazines, anthologies, newspapers, and virtual editions in Cuba, the United States, Spain, France,  and Brazil. His poetry has been read in Cuba, Mexico, France, Spain, and the United States, including at the Miami Book Fair International, Seattle University, South Florida University in Tampa and Book People in Austin, Texas. As an Artistic Promoter he was a sponsor of the Concert in Memoriam of the Spanish Musical Composer Joaquin Rodrigo, Havana, Cuba in November 2002. From 1994 to 2000, Jorge Enrique collaborated in the preparation of programs on Cuban culture that were included in the curricula of the University of California, Riverside; the Université d' Orléans, France; and the University of Loyola, Chicago. He is the Founder & Programming Director of the Seattle Latino Film Festival (www.slff.org). Link to some of his poems: http://bajolaluzdemisangre.blogspot.com/




Boydon Goodman
29 Bath Buildings, Montpelier, Bristol, England BS6 5PT
Phone: 07967514101

Born in Stoke-on Trent. Studied fine art in Oxford and London, Slam winner, and has just published first book..... Next Year ....We Make Contact(Put It Back Press). Exhibited work's in Spitalfields, London and Germany.

Ronnie Goodyer

132 Hinckley Road, Stoney Stanton, Leics LE9 4LN

Email: idpoet@rocketmail.com

Website: www.indigodreamsonline.com

Ronnie Goodyer is a poet, digital artist and poetry editor. He has published 5 poetry collections and appeared in over 50 anthologies. He is often engaged as Poetry Adjudicator for competitions and was a regional panel judge for the BBC  poetry project ‘Off By Heart 2009’.With his partner Dawn Bauling, Ronnie runs Indigo Dreams Press which publishes poetry and prose magazines Reach Poetry, The Dawntreader and Sarasvati and Indigo Dreams Publishing, which publishes perfect bound poetry collections and runs bi-annual competitions. Full details at the website.

Rebecca Goss
website: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/rebeccagosspage.shtml
email:  gosspoems@hotmail.co.uk
Rebecca Goss, grew up in Suffolk and now lives in Liverpool.  Her first collection The Anatomy of Structures is published by Flambard Press (2010): http://www.flambardpress.co.uk/books/show.php?book=1171&author=rebecca.goss   Her pamphlet Keeping Houston Time was published by Slow Dancer Press in 1997.  Her work has been published in many literary journals including Stand, Ambit, Magma, Mslexia and Smiths Knoll.

Geraldine Green

Pendower, Portinscale, Keswick, CUMBRIA, CA12 5RW

email - geraldinegreen1@aol.com

UK poet, Geraldine Green’s The Skin was published 2003, Passio 2006, Flarestack Publications ed. Charles Johnson, Poems of a Molecatcher’s Daughter, Palores Publications, ed. Les Merton, 2009, under the pseudonym Katie A. Coyle. She’s read and been published in the UK, USA, Italy and Greece. Her poems were highly commended by Judge Penelope Shuttle for The Poetry on the Lake Festival, Orta, Italy where Geraldine read alongside Penelope, Carol Ann Duffy, Caroline Carver and Michael Swann.

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cumbria, Freelance Creative Writing Tutor and Associate Editor Poetry Bay www.poetrybay.com Geraldine has recently completed her Practice-based Creative Writing PhD titled, ‘An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry’. Her third poetry collection, The Other Side of the Bridge has been accepted for publication by Indigo Dreams, ed. Ronnie Goodyear and will be out in 2012. She’s now working on her fourth titled, Salt Road.

Her poetry draws upon her experience of growing up in an Irish Catholic, working class family in the North West of England and the tensions that created of placement/displacement. She also writes in response to her frequent travels to North America where she regularly performs her poetry, including:

NYC Bowery Poetry Club, Small’s Jazz Club, Fall Café, National Arts, Gramercy, The New School, Cornelia Street Café; Long Island: Huntington Poetry Barn; Toast Café, Port Jefferson; Summer Gazebo Readings, Oceanside; Colony Cafe, Woodstock; River to River Festival, Beacon, Hudson Valley; Via Dolce Café, New Jersey; Poetry in the Park, Albany; the Woody Guthrie Festival Oklahoma http://www.woodyguthrie.com/ and Branford House, University of Connecticut.

Geraldine has read widely in Britain - venues include: Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Dylan Thomas Centre and The Dylan Thomas House Swansea, International Women’s Arts Festival, Kendal; Fal Poetry, Falmouth, Cornwall, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; Fuel Bar, Manchester; Ted Hughes Festival Hebden Bridge; Kurt Schwitters’ Celebration, Ambleside; Scotland: Callander Poetry Festival,  So You Café, Dumfries; Both Sides of the Border, Selkirk; The CatStrand Arts Centre, New Galloway, as well as in Italy and Greece.

During her US poetry trip in September 2011 she read with ML Liebler & Ed Stever at the Walking with Whitman Series, Walt Whitman Birthplace Long Island; Deborah Hauser at the Bradstock Music & Poetry Festival LI and The Jujomukti Tea Lounge NYC; appeared alongside George Wallace at ‘Space on White’ in New York City, was guest poet at the Huntington Historical Society Poetry Barn LI, and read alongside Jack and Adelle Foley and Michael McClure at The Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, California.

Readings for 2012 include The Woody Guthrie Festival, Oklahoma; venues in New York City and Kansas – tbc.

 For Creative Writing Workshops, Talks or Mentoring, please contact Geraldine on: geraldinegreen1@aol.com    Further information: a-gender.org/poets/geraldine-green


John Greening



Contact details: jdg@kimbolton.cambs.sch.uk
Website: www.johngreening.co.uk
Ten collections large and small since Westerners (1982, Hippopotamus), including The Tutankhamun Variations (Bloodaxe 1991) and a Selected from Rockingham in 1998: Nightflights.  Most recently the narrative poem Omm Sety and The Home Key both from John Lucas's Shoestring Press.  Winner of the Bridport Prize and the TLS Centenary Prize.  Regular reviewer for the TLS, Poetry London, Quadrant. Recent studies of W.B.Yeats and Poets of the First World War (Greenwich Exchange). Forthcoming: 'American Poetry Since Frost and Plath' and a new collection, Iceland Spar.



Bill Greenwell  

email: billgreenwellcwr@aol.com

I was New Statesman's house poet from 1993-2002, and have a New Statesman-supported site, www.theweeklypoem.com. This is linked to a main site www.billgreenwell.com, where about 350 poems (and much other material) are now online. I was born in Sunderland and have moved back to the North-East in the last two years, after 35 years in Devon. I now live in Darlington and am the Arts Staff Tutor at the Open University in the North, based at Gateshead; I'm on the OU's creative writing course teams. I'm published in about fifty anthologies, and have been winning competitions in the backs of literary and political magazines at a steady rate since 1978. I won the £5000 Mail on Sunday poetry prize in 2004. Happy and ready to read. First collection Tony Blair Reminds Me Of A Budgie was in 1997. Cinnamon Press published a collection of my poems in 2006 - Impossible Objects - available from http://www.cinnamonpress.com/. It was shortlisted for the Forward Prize best first collection. A new collection, Ringers, has also just been published (2011) by Cinnamon. A collection of parodies, Spoof, published by Entire Photo Here Press, is also now available - see my web-site. Phone 07815 669175.

Ben Gregory
Nottingham Farm, Beckside, Barmby Moor, York, East Riding YO42 4HD
phone: 01759 304408
website: www.geocities.com/benedict_gregory_5/Main.html

Runner up Yorkshire Open Poetry competition 1997.
I've been sitting on quite a body of work for some time now.
I've become interested recently in the possibilities of web publishing, specifically hypertext. I've just designed a site which I hope will be able to function as a place for the work of others, and as a forum for interesting discussion and interaction. Please visit and submit!

Jeff Guess
PO Box 1039, Gawler, South Australia, 5118.
(08)85245500-Home (08)85222044-Work (08)85230439-Work Fax
Mobile Phone 0401 029 633
email - jeffpoet@cobweb.com.au
websites: www.cobweb.com.au/~jeffpoet/

Jeff Guess was born in Adelaide in 1948. He has taught in both country and metropolitan high schools, TAFE colleges and universities and runs numerous writing workshops.
His poetry has been published widely and has appeared in most Australian newspapers and magazines. He appears regularly in leading literary magazines: IMAGO, MEANJIN, OVERLAND, QUADRANT, NORTHERN PERSPECTIVE and WESTERLY and major newspapers: THE AGE, THE CANBERRA TIMES, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN. In addition to his published work in Australia, he has been published in America, Canada, New Zealand, England and Wales.
His work is frequently anthologised - the most recent being THE TIN WASH DISH edited by John Tranter (ABC books 1989); THE SEA'S WHITE EDGE edited by Paul Kavanagh - Mattara Prize winners (Butterfly Books 1991); THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CHRISTMAS POEMS edited by K.Pearson and C.Mooney (Penguin Books 1992); THE OXFORD BOOK OF LOVE POEMS edited by Jennifer Strauss (Oxford 1993); THE AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS BOOK edited by Kay Fairfax (Collins/A&R 1995).
He has 7 collections of his poetry published: His first collection of poems LEAVING MAPS appeared in 1984 and was hailed by the Sydney Morning Herald as a 'major collection'.
LEAVING MAPS: (Friendly Street Poets 1984), FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON: (Studio 1987), PAINTING THE TOWN: The Gawler Poems (Wakefield Press 1988), REPLACING FUSES IN THE HOUSE OF CARDS: (Poetry Australia 1988), RITES OF ARRIVAL: Poems from the museums of the History Trust of South Australia (Wakefield Press 1990), SELECTED SONNETS: (Collins/A&R 1991), LIVING IN THE SHADE OF NOTHING SOLID: (FIVE ISLANDS 1998)
He has edited seven anthologies:
THE N0. 12 FRIENDLY STREET READER: (Friendly Street Poets 1987), THE INNER COURTYARD: A South Australian Anthology of Love Poetry (Wakefield Press 1990), THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR: (Salisbury Council 1992) is a book he has both written and edited of community writing, THE NO. 18 FRIENDLY STREET READER: (Friendly Street Poets 1994), POETRY AFTER LUNCH: The University Readings (Adelaide University 1996), A FALL OF RAINBOWS: (Williamstown Women Writers 1997) is a book he has edited of poetry and prose, NO STRINGS ATTACHED: (Eremos 1999).
He has co-written a textbook on teaching poetry in primary schools HANDS ON POETRY that was published by Twilight Publishing in 1991 and republished by Dominie in 1993. He has written a textbook entitled WRITING POETRY published by the Adelaide Institute of TAFE for tertiary students.
He continues to be invited as a judge for major poetry competitions, including the John Bray Award; has won numerous first prizes for his writing and has been awarded five writing grants.
There are entries for him in the International Authors and Writers Who's Who, the Who's Who of Australian Writers and the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature. There is an article on him by Geoff Page in A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry (UQP 1995).
His papers, manuscripts and letters, etc. are held by the Defence Force Academy Library (Canberra) in the 'Australian Special Research Collection'.