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Eddie Gibbons

Available for poetry readings and user-friendly poetry workshops. Born in Huyton, Liverpool, in a previous century. A founder member and Chairman of ‘The Lemon Tree Writers’ and ‘The Dead Good Poets’ Society’, Aberdeen. Currently a poetry editor for ‘The Poets' Republic’ magazine, Stonehaven. 

Time-served Toolmaker. Design Draughtsman. Media Designer. Moved to Aberdeenshire in 1980.  

About writer's work

Poetry Milestones

  • Appointed as a Poetry Editor for ‘The Poets’ Republic’ magazine, 2015

  • Writer in Residence, Yeadon’s Books, Banchory – 2011-2103

  • One-man Poetry Cabaret at Dundee Literary Festival, 2011

  • What They Say About You shortlisted for Poetry, Scottish Book of the Year Awards, 2011.

  • One-man Poetry Cabaret at StAnza International Poetry Festival, 2009

  • Prize winner in the Inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition, 2008

  • Reading at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2008

  • Participant in ‘The Hundred Poets Gathering.’ StAnza, 2007

  • Reader at Aberdeen University WORD Festival, 2006

  • 'Schrodinger's Catflap' was 'Poem of the Week' in the Scotsman newspaper, 6th May, 2006

  • Readings in Berlin and Dortmund for the British Council, 2005

  • Reader at Thirsty Lunch, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2004

  • 'Why Buses Come in Threes' was the Scottish Arts Council's Poem of the Month, August 2003

  • Readings at The Poetry Café and the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 2002 & 2004

  • Poems performed at the Millennium Dome, 2001

  • Regional Judge for the Faber / Ottakars National Poetry Competition, 1999 & 2000

  • 'Out of Dates' was a National Poetry Day Poetry Postcard published by the Scottish Book Trust, 1999



  • The Evergreen – A New Season in the North – Edinburgh Old Town Development, 2015

  • Double Bill - Red Squirrel Press, 2014

  • Split Screen – Red Squirrel Press, 2012

  • Starry Rhymes : 85 Years of Allen Ginsberg – One Night Stanzas, 2011

  • By Grand Central Station We Sat Down and Wept – Red Squirrel Press, 2010

  • Silver: An Aberdeen Anthology – Polygon/Berlinn, 2009

  • For Angus (Poems for Angus Calder) – Los Poetry Press, Cambridge, 2008

  • Skein of Geese: Poems from The Hundred Poets Gathering – Stanza, 2007

  • Unsuitable Companions – Happenstance, 2007

  • Sex and the City - Koo Press, 2006

  • Left to Write – Lemon Tree Writers, Aberdeen, 1995

  • The Book of Poems – City of Aberdeen, 1991

Work in progress

Three Routes North with Peter Burnett and Neil Young

Websites featuring the author

Website: Eddie Gibbons