Eddie Gibbons was born in Liverpool in a previous century, though he isn’t saying which. He moved to Aberdeen in 1981. A founder member of The Lemon Tree Writers and The Dead Good Poets, Aberdeen, his work is widely published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. His poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, Capital Radio, (London) and Sky Sports. He has given readings in Berlin, Dortmund, London, New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He has five full poetry collections published to date –
Stations of the Heart, 1999. The Republic of Ted, 2003, and Game On! 2006.
All published by Thirsty Books, Edinburgh.
Why She Flew to Barcelona. Calder Wood Press, Dunbar. 2010.
His collection, What They Say About You, Leamington Books, Edinburgh, 2010,
was shortlisted for the Scottish Book of the Year, Poetry Section, 2011.
A Twist of Lime Street, Selected Poems, was published by Red Squirrel Press, Morpeth, 2013.
Poetry milestones include -
One-man Poetry Cabaret at Dundee Literary Festival, 2011.
One-man Poetry Cabaret at StAnza International Poetry Festival, 2009.
Prize winner in the Inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition, 2008.
Participant in ‘The Hundred Poets Gathering.’ StAnza, 2007.
Eddie’s poems have appeared in the following anthologies –
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
Left to Write – Lemon Tree Writers, Aberdeen, 1995
The Book of Poems – City of Aberdeen, 1991