Geraldine Green

Geraldine Green


UK poet Dr. Geraldine Green is a freelance creative writing tutor, mentor, poetry editor and visiting lecturer at The University of Cumbria. She reads widely in the UK and North America. Her collections are: ‘The Skin’ and ‘Passio’ Flarestack Pubications, ‘Poems of a Mole Catcher’s Daughter’ under the pseudonym of Katie A Coyle, Palores Publications and ‘The Other Side of the Bridge’ by Indigo Dreams. This latest collection formed part of her PhD in Creative Writing: An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry.  Her next collection ‘Salt Road’ will be published summer 2013, also by Indigo Dreams. Her poetry has been widely anthologised in the UK, US and Italy and translated into Greek, German and Romanian. Geraldine frequently performs her poetry in the US. She’s an Associate Editor of Poetry Bay




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Publications & Performance History

Geraldine has had four collections published. The Skin and Passio Flarestack Pubications, Poems of a Mole Catcher’ s Daughter under the pseudonym of Katie A Coyle by Palores Publications. The Other Side of the Bridge by Indigo Dreams formed part of her PhD in Creative Writing: An Exploration of Identity and Environment through Poetry. Geraldine was a contributor to a book on therapeutic writing – Writing Works.

Her next collection Salt Road published summer 2013, also by Indigo Dreams. Geraldine’s poetry has been widely anthologised in the UK, US and Italy and translated into German and Romanian. She has recently given a talk at the Lawrence Durrell Centenary Celebrations in Corfu and presented a Paper on the works of John Clare and Aldo Leopold at The South West Texas Conference, Albuquerque. Geraldine, who frequently performs her poetry in the US, read at WoodyFest, on an extended poetry trip to Oklahoma and Kansas, July 2012. You can listen to her reading on She is an Associate Editor of Poetry Bay POETRY READINGS 2002- present, include: UK: Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea; Brewery Arts Kendal (Apples and Snakes); Apples and Snakes, Falmouth, Cornwall; Callander Poetry Festival; So You Caf, Dumfries; Both Sides of the Border, Selkirk; Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; Fuel Bar, Manchester; Kurt Schwitters Celebration, Ambleside; Norman Nicholson Celebration Day, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus; Dylan Thomas House, Swansea; Maddy Prior’s Stones Barn, Bewcastle, The Ted Hughes Festival, Hebden Bridge Local venues such as The Water Margin Festival, Keswick; Source Caf, Carlisle; NEO Gallery, Cockermouth; Sedbergh Literature Festival; Maryport Literary Festival, plus organising and hosting poetry readings, including fund-raising ones, for local and international charities at the Bluebell Bookshop, Penrith, Cumbria; The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. Poetry on the Lake Festival, Orta, Italy (two of my poems were awarded a highly commended status in the competition, Judge: Penelope Shuttle); Rooftop Poetry, Skiathos, Greece; New York City: Smalls Jazz Club; Bowery Poetry Club; Cornelia Street Caf; Fall Caf; The New School; Gramercy Club; Space on White; Jujomukti Tea Lounge New York: Hunting Historical Society Poetry Barn, Long Island; Toast Caf, Port Jefferson, LI; Summer Gazebo Readings, Oceanside, LI; Colony Caf, Woodstock; Poetry in the Park, Albany; River to River Festival, Beacon, Hudson Valley; Walking with Whitman Series, Long Island; Bradstock Festival LI North America: Woody Guthrie Festival, Oklahoma; Dolce Vita Caf, New Jersey; Branford House, University of Connecticut; Laurel Bookstore, Oakland California; Prospero’s Bookstore, Kansas MO, Benedict St. Market Place, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Istvan Gallery Oklahoma City, OK; The Gordon parks Centre, Fort Scott, Kansas; Pittsburg Library, Pittsburg, Kansas READINGS IN 2012: March 1st: Poetry Reading Dylan Thomas house, Swansea; May 2nd: Loch Winnoch RSPB, Poetry reading from The Price of Gold, anthology to be published by Greyhen Press, ed. Joy Howard; July  Poetry Reading Trip to North America with New York poet George Wallace, Oklaoman and Kansan Poets: Thu Jul 12 Shawnee, Oklahoma reading Benedict St Marketplace Sat Jul 14 Okemah, OK Woody Guthrie Festival Sun Jul 15 Norman, OK Santa Fe Depot Wed Jul 18 Pittsburg Kansas, reading Pittsburgh Public Library (with JT Knoll) Thu Jul 19 For Scott Kansas, Gordon Parks Museum Sun Jul 22 Kansas City, Prosperos Bookstore August 17-19th: Poetry Workshop and reading for the Dark Mountain Festival, East Meon, Hampshire, organisers Emma Strang and Susan Richardson September 30: Ilkley Literature Festival, Mushaira Celebration October 4th: National Poetry Day, A Celebration of the Spoken and Sung Word Dylan Thomas House, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea October 18th: Grange Library, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, with Joy Howard October 28th: Jujomukti Tea Lounge, New York City October 29th: The Curry Club, Setauket, Long Island, NY TALKS AND LECTURES: July 2012: Co-presented a Reading with New York poet George Wallace at the Gordon Parks Centre, Fort Scott Kansas, US June 26th 2012: Presented a Paper at the Centenary Celebration of Lawrence Durrell, Durrell School, Corfu. May 2010: Personal & Professional Motivational Talk to female Staff and Officers, Cumbria Police February 2009: Presented a Paper on Ecocriticism, titled Dwelling in the Works of John Clare and Aldo Leopold at The South West Texas 30th Conference of Popular Culture, Albuquerque, New Mexico (part-funded by the AHRC  Arts & Humanities Research Council)


Workshop & Reading Experience

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS IN THE COMMUNITY/FREELANCE WORK: 2013: Walking Stories : Leaving Footprints: P Creative Writing Workshop and Reading, Queen’s Sq., London, for SOMW (The Society of Medical Writers)  I’m also judging their creative writing and non fiction competitions.

: Creative Writing Workshop Isle of Arran, Scotland, tutoring with George Wallace, Larry Jaffe, John G Hall, Jack Hirschmann, Agneta Falke  Sense and Place  Creative Writing Workshop, Brantwood, Coniston 2012: Creativity & the Spirit Poetry Workshop, Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria. : A Wilderness in the Head Poetry Workshop and Reading at The Dark Mountain Festival… workshops for the Cumbria Multicultural Women’s Network and Equality CumbriaProfessional and Personal Development Writing Workshop for the Cumbria Mental Health Trust Year of Writing Project creative workshop for Lapidus co-facilitated creative writing workshop for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association; October 2007, 2008, 2009 and planned for 2011… Private poetry mentoring CREATIVE WRITING LECTURER FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA, LANCASTER UNIVERSITY AND LANCASTER UNIVERSITY�S CONTINUING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: October 2007 � present: Creative Writing Lecturer (Sessional) University of Cumbria November 2005 � July 2008: Creative Writing Tutor for Offline Courses, Continuing Education, Lancaster University. October 2006 � July 2008: Creative Writing tutor for Online Courses, Continuing Education, Lancaster University October 2006 � July 2007: Creative Writing Lecturer Undergraduates, Lancaster University



Prof. Graham Mort and Dr Lee Horsley English & Creative Writing Department Bowland, University of Lancaster Bailrigg , Lancaster LA1 4YN 01524 594166 Penelope Shuttle 1 Arwyn Place Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4BB George Wallace (Writer in Residence Walt Whitman Birthplace Association) Editor Poetry Bay P O Box 114 NY 11768 USA

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REVIEWS OF THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE, GERALDINE GREEN “These are poems of vivid and compelling energy. Nature is a living presence throughout these poems, which are spontaneous, alert, and rich in transformations. Landscape is this poet’s muse, be it her native Cumbria or Long Island or the Mid West. Memory is also a rich seam for this poet.” – Pe

nelope Shuttle “The Beloit Poetry, one of America’s most venerable, famously reads submissions aloud.If they read Geraldine Green’s poems aloud they will think inevitably of e e cummings regard for punctuation as impediment. .

Geraldine has played a significant role in my creative writing adventure – leading me from my first poem about a Christmas tree to a Masters Degree in five years. I thoroughly recommend her as a teacher and workshop leader. Kathy Greethurst BA (Hons) History, MA Creative Writing

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS After working in an office most of her life Geraldine took the plunge into academia in her early 40s. She gained a BA Hons (First) and a Research Diploma (Ecopoetics) from John Moore University in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Sprred on by this she continued studying, gaining an MA Creative Writing Poetry (Distinction) in 2005 and awarded a PhD Creative Writing Poetry in 2012, both through Lancaster University UK.