Hello, thanks for dropping by my site. I’m Georgi Gill, a poet who has been published in journals and magazines, including Far off Places, The Interpreter’s House, Gutter and Dactyl. My poems have also been featured in A New Manchester Alphabet (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015) and will be included in Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017).
I currently live in Edinburgh. In addition to writing I teach poetry and literature workshops on a freelance basis to schools, colleges and community groups. For ten years I was a school teacher and then worked as Learning Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.Check out my freelancer page to get a flavour of the workshops and services I offer.
I also devised, managed and wrote Mixed Messages, an online participatory project where members of the public contributed messages to be included in poems for National Poetry Day 2016. In 2016, I was invited to be a guest editor for issue 63 of The Interpreter’s House, a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Equally enjoyable, though very different is the competition judging that I’ve been asked to do, including shortlisting for the Wigtown Poetry Competition and the National Galleries of Scotland’s Inspired? Get Writing! competition and being a judge for the BBC Slam 2015.
When not writing, reading, studying or teaching poetry, I can be found drinking coffee or listening to David Bowie with my cat, Mia.
I occasionally appear on Twitter as @georgi_gill
If you’d like to work with me, want to get in touch with project ideas, or just fancy a poetry chinwag, please use the form below. You can also email to georgigill AT yahoo.co.uk