Friday, 30 August 2013

UK POET GERALDINE GREEN - BIO





English poet Dr Geraldine Green is a native of Ulverston UK and writer in residence at Swarthmoor Hall. She has four poetry collections, The Skin 2003 and Passio, 2006, (Flarestack Pubs. Ed. Charles Johnson); and The Other Side of the Bridge 2012 (Indigo Dreams, Ronnie Goodyear). Poems of a Mole Catcher’s Daughter, under pseudonym Katie A Coyle, was published in 2009 by Palores Publications, Ed. Les Merton. Her fifth collection, Salt Road (Indigo Dreams), is scheduled for release in 2013.
http://www.indigodreamsbookshop.com/#/geraldine-green/4565286878


Her work has been widely anthologised and appears in poetry magazines in the UK, USA and Italy, including Orbis, Tears in the Fence, Envoi, Smoke, Seventh Quarry, Poetry Cornwall, Citizen 32, Rain Dog, Obsessed with Pipework, Hortus Conclusus, Primal Sanities – A Tribute to Walt Whitman (Allbook Books), On a Bat’s Wing (Five Leaves Press), Simply Connect (Cinnamon Press).

She’s read widely in the UK and North America from Scotland to Cornwall and New Hampshire to New Mexico, also Italy and Greece, including: The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Woody Guthrie Festival Okemah, Oklahoma, Walt Whitman Birthplace Long Island, Laurel Bookstore, Oakland California, the International Women’s Arts Festival, Kendal, CatStrand Dumfries & Galloway, Bowery Poetry Club New York City, Poetry on the Lake, Orta Italy, Skiathos Rooftop Celebration and the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. Workshop exercises are included in: Writing Works, A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops & Activities Jessica Kingsley Pubs. 2006.

In February 2009 she was invited by the South West Texas Popular Culture Committee to give a talk at their Conference in Albuquerque on ‘Ecopoetics: An Exploration of the Work by Aldo Leopold and John Clare.’

Geraldine obtained her PhD in Creative Writing Poetry from Lancaster University, UK. She has wide experience as a freelance creative writing tutor and mentor and has worked collaboratively with musicians, artists and photographers on a variety of community projects including: the National Trust, Equality Cumbria, Cumbria Multicultural Women’s Network, Rusland Writers, Mungrisdale Writers, Cumbria NHS Mental Health Trust, Society of Medical Writers, Intergenerational Projects in the Eden Valley and Penrith MIND. She is an Associate Editor of online magazine Poetry Bay www.poetrybay.com

Further information can be found on
a-gender.org/poets/geraldine-green or www.poetrypf.co.uk
http://jacket2.org/commentary/geraldine-green-stories-connect-introduction-her-book-“salt-road”

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