Welcome to the web site of poet Gerry Cambridge.
Read poems from his published books and examples of his prose, both literary and autobiographical, which have appeared in numerous periodicals. There are also a few samples of Cambridge's natural history photography and an ongoing gallery of pictures featuring writers, poets, musicians and artists. Some of his more specialist natural history images can be seen here.
Gerry Cambridge is the founder editor of the highly regarded poetry journal The Dark Horse, has considerable interests in print and website design and typography, and undertakes design projects for a number of small presses as well as individuals. Visit Mariscat Press for recent samples of his pamphlet and website design. He also plays harmonica with various other musicians and singer-songwriters. Visit the "harmonica" page for audio files of his numerous musical collaborations.
In October 2006 Cambridge was the Scottish Poetry Library's first ever "virtual poet". Read a fine recent interview with him, by Andrew F Giles of New Linear Perspectives, here.
He was a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Edinburgh for 2006-2009, where he was based part-time in the Schools of Biological Sciences and of Physics, and at Glasgow Caledonian University for 2010-May, 2012.
Funding assistance for readings or workshops in Scotland is available through the Live Literature Scotland scheme.
Details, reviews and purchase information about Cambridge's new book, Notes for Lighting a Fire can be seen by clicking on the banner link above. Aves, Cambridge's previous book, can be ordered online at the LRB Bookshop, here. The photography page has been updated with numerous new images of Scottish and American poets.
STOP PRESS! Read American poet-critic John Foy's assessment of Notes for Lighting a Fire at the great Contemporary Poetry Review website. A poem from the book, 'Processional at the Winter Solstice', was chosen with comment by Roddy Lumsden for the Best Scottish Poems series of the Scottish Poetry Library for 2011. New Paperback Edition of the book now available. See the Notes for Lighting a Fire page above.
Web site created by A.B. Jackson and maintained and updated by Gerry Cambridge. All text and images © Gerry Cambridge 2014.
This website was last updated on the 18th February, 2015.
The Scottish-American Poetry Magazine
Issue 33 was published in December 2014. Issue 34, a special 20th anniversary number, will appear in June 2015. Read archived poems, reviews, interviews and essays from The Dark Horse online.
The magazine has published: Edwin Morgan, Seamus Heaney, Philip Hobsbaum, John Lucas, Wendy Cope, Anthony Hecht, Douglas Dunn, Anne Stevenson, Timothy Murphy, X.J. Kennedy, Iain Crichton Smith, George Mackay Brown, Richard Wilbur, Donald Davie, Kay Ryan, Helena Nelson, Donald Justice, David Mason, Dana Gioia, G. F. Dutton, Stewart Conn and many more.