Gillis, Alan

Alan Gillis
Alan Gillis. Image source

Alan Gillis was born in Belfast in 1973.

His collections are Somebody, Somewhere (Loughcrew, The Gallery Press, 2004), which was short-listed for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and received the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for best first collection; Hawks and Doves (The Gallery Press, 2007), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize; and Here Comes the Night (The Gallery Press, 2010).

He is the author of Irish Poetry of the 1930s (OUP, 2005) and co-editor, with Aaron Kelly, of Critical Ireland: New Essays on Literature and Culture (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2001).

He lives in Edinburgh and teaches at Edinburgh University.

Alan Gillis at The Gallery Press

Alan Gillis at The National Library of Ireland