11th Nov 12
and in the shop…
“The Other Side of the Bridge”
and in anthology
“Is a Religious Poem Possible in the 21st Century?”
Dr. Geraldine Green was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, moving to the nearby market town of Ulverston with her family shortly after. After living ‘here and there’ she has now returned to the shores of Morecambe Bay, an inspiration for new poems written in response to her return home.
In 2012 she was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing Poetry, through Lancaster University. Her work has been translated into German and Romanian through poetry pRO and poetry tREnD: poetry pRO poetry tREnD
Geraldine is an experienced freelance creative writing teacher and mentor, sessional tutor at the University of Cumbria and published poet. Her first collections, The Skin and Passio were published by Flarestack Pubs., her latest collections The Other Side of the Bridge (July 2012) and Salt Road (2013) by Indigo Dreams. Her poetry can be found in many anthologies in the UK and North America. She’s read widely and given lectures in the UK, North America, Italy and Greece.
A review of the Other Side of the Bridge can be found here at New Writing Cumbria and information on how to buy the book, here at Indigo Dreams.
Further information on Geraldine can be read on her blogspot.
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.
If fierceness and tenderness are two sides of the same coin, then the poems in ‘The Other Side of the Bridge’ are works of rare coinage
George Wallace, Writer-in-Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace
These are poems brimming with deep generosity. Although a faithful chronicler of Northern life, she holds out her arms to people across the world. … Giving voice to those who often go unheard, she widens our knowledge and engages our imagination.
… there’s a freshness about her work that brought tears to my eyes. Real tears, like a child’s.
Anne Stevenson, Mslexia OctNovDec 2003
And with both exuberance and sadness, on an uncharted adventure and uncertain in a backwater, and with a language that’s new-found, new-made for what is needed. One of the world’s lovers.
David Hart, Freelance Writer/Poet
Geraldine is an Associate Editor of online magazine Poetry Bay: www.poetrybay.com