Hi I’m Georgi Gill. I’m a poet and PhD researcher with the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry at the University of Edinburgh, where I’m exploring the role of poetry in dialogues about multiple sclerosis. My research asks how might poetry written by people with MS impact on our wider conversations about the condition. You can find out more about my research at the Poetry and MS Study website.
My poems have been published in numerous journals, including, among others: Tears in the Fence; Structo; Bare Fiction; Gutter; Under the Radar; The Honest Ulsterman; Abridged and Coast to Coast to Coast. My work has also featured in various anthologies, including the Saboteur-nominated Stairs and Whispers (Nine Arches) and #Me Too: a women’s poetry anthology (Fair Acre Press), and A New Manchester Alphabet (Manchester Metropolitan University). An excerpt from one of my collaborations with the fiction writer, Gillian Shirreffs will be in the forthcoming Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Glasgow.
In addition to collaborating with Gillian, I write and perform with 12, twelve female poets who are currently, or were previously, based in Scotland. For a project with composer Isabel Benito Gutierrez, I wrote the words for ‘Philomela’, a contemporary classical piece which premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017. This project was so much fun that, in 2018, I collaborated again with Isabel and visual artist, Èlia Navarro, on an audio-video installation called Dans Les Noirceurs.
In 2019, I was honoured to be announced as the inaugural poet-in-residence at the Anatomical Museum in Edinburgh.
That’s probably more than enough about me, but, if you’re interested, you can catch me on Twitter where I tweet sporadically @georgi_gill