Born in 1948, Gerry Loose has lived in England, Ireland, Spain, Morocco (briefly) and now Scotland. A slow-moving nomad, he is poet, writer and land artist who works primarily with subjects from the natural world, as well as the world of geopolitics. His poems and texts are as often found in built and natural settings as on the page.
He also designs and makes gardens. His poetry is as likely to appear in these (and ungardened landscapes) as on the page.
Among his most recent publications are Printed on Water, New and Selected Poems (Shearsman Books), and that person himself. Vagabond Voices has published two of his poetry collections: fault line (2014) and night exposures (2018). His awards include the Creative Scotland Award, the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, the Kooneen Säätiö Award and the Hermann Kesten Award.