Welcome to Katherine Gallagher's website

Katherine Gallagher is a widely-acclaimed poet with seven books published as well as four chapbooks. Born in Australia, Gallagher has lived and worked in London since 1979. She has been an active force in the community, giving poetry readings, running workshops (for adults and children), judging poetry competitions, and participating in poetry festivals.
Her work has been widely reviewed, see Reviews. In addition, Gallagher has undertaken translations (from French) and her reviews of the work of other poets have been extensively published. Gallagher’s own poetry has been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian, and Serbo-Croat. 

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Poetry collections

Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems
Circus-Apprentice
After Kandinsky
Tigers on the Silk Road
Shifts
The Sleepwalker with Eyes of Clay
Finding the Prince (pamphlet)
Fish-rings on Water
Passengers to the City
Tributaries of the Love-song (pamphlet)
The Eye’s Circle

Biography

About Katherine Gallagher

Tutoring

Workshops and courses

Other projects

Australia
Children’s poetry
Poems
Haiku
Publications
Past Events

Contact and links

Email/links
Katherine
(Photo by Marie Hyde)

The Long Reach Out of War


They will keep restoring the glass
in broken cathedrals

to carry the eye and the colours
that were shattered

They will keep restoring the stone
in bombed cathedrals

to carry the face and the idea
that were crushed

They will keep carrying the burden
of destroyed cathedrals

even as the ashes blow back

Humanity
keeping faith with itself
even as the ashes blow back

News & events

Torbay Festival of Poetry: 25th October, Torquay.
Katherine Gallagher presents a workshop on the life and poetry of Stevie Smith :‘Not Waving but Drowning’, also a reading, and a panel event.

Fish-Rings on Water my 2nd full collection with lino-cuts by Pierre Vella and introduction by Peter Porter is now available in the Kindle Store. Here’s the link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DRY446W

Passengers to the City, my first full collection (Hale & Iremonger) with poems of travel, family, love and landscape, published in 1985, is now available in the Kindle Store.

Katherine Gallagher Archive - included in the Shaw Collection at the James Cook University, Townsville
The Katherine Gallagher Collection contains all my books of poetry, published in Australia and in the UK plus Miscellaneous Papers.
For information concerning access to the Katherine Gallagher Collection, please contact Bronwyn McBurnie, Special Collections Librarian, Information and Research Support, James Cook Universiy, Townsville, Qld. 4811. Australia.
Email: bronwyn.mcburnie@jcu.edu.au - Web: http://www.jcu.edu.au

Poetry & Voice at Torriano is on Dec 6th, Jan 17th. For more details click here.

Creative Writing at the Friends' House, 52 Leicester Rd., East Barnet, continues on Nov 18th, Dec 10th, Jan 14th. Click here for details.

The 2014 Residential Poetry Workshop at Le Moulin, Villebaudon, Normandy
A five day poetry course for 7 participants, 'The Faces of Memory' (Tutor - Katherine Gallagher) will take place from 23 - 27th August, 2014.
Course price: £380. For more details on this workshop Click here

Saturday, October 18, Poetry at Palmers Green, 7pm
Venue: St. John’s Parish Centre, Bourne Hill, London. N13.
Readers: Alan Murray, Myra Schneider, Roisin Tierney, Adele Ward, Stephen Watts.
Open Mic.
Refreshments.

The Barnet Open Poetry Competition
This very popular Competition is running again in 2014.
Adjudicators: Mario Petrucci (Adults) and Katherine Gallagher (Juniors, 7-11 & 12-16)
Closing date: November 16, 2014
Click for the http://www.barnetarts.org.uk/bbac/forms/poetry_rules_2014.pdf
Barnet Competition Adjudication – 14th March, 2015, 10am

The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library (APRIL) was launched in June 2011. The website’s aim is to promote the study and appreciation of Australian poems and poets. The project is a joint venture between Sydney University, the Copyright Agency (CAL) and Australian Research Council. CAL’s key role is representation of poets’ rights in this project.
Katherine Gallagher’s poems are being digitalised and made available on the APRIL website.

Anglo-French Bilingual Festival of Literature/fête Littéraire Bilingue/ 31st August – September 2nd, 2012
Helen Dunmore, Katherine Gallagher, Isabelle Soulard, David Cooke, Barbara Unkovic, Roger Elkin, Donall Dempsey and others. . .
The Festival was a great success. The next St. Clementin Festival will take place from August 29 - 31, 2014. Click here KGfestival2012.pdf for details of my contribution et al in 2012.
St. Clementin, 79150, Deux-Sèvres, France
E: gordon.simms@aliceadsl.fr
W: www.stclementinfest.com
Tel: 00 33 (0)5 49 80 22 96
or 00 33 (0) 5 49 72 94 45

The 2014 St. Clementin Bilingual Festival was extremely successful, with bilingual readings and discussions. The principal guests were Michelle Roberts, Blake Morrison, Michel Cordeboeuf, Isabelle Soulard and many others.
I read a selection of my poetry, presented a workshop on Sylvia Plath ‘The blood-jet is poetry’, and planned and directed a tableaux of poems,‘Through a Child’s Eyes’ (English with French translations) from the Anthology published by Poetry Space, ed. Moira Andrew. These poems were read by English and French speakers.

 
 



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Contents updated on 17th October, 2014, London
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Bookshop

My books are now available on Amazon's Kindle, and . . .
Fish-rings on Water shifts
Fish-rings on Water, 1989 shifts, 1997
and from Arc Publications
You can order those below online from my publisher, Arc Publications. Click on the cover page of your choice for more information:
Carnival Edge
Carnival Edge: New & Selected poems
 
 
Circus-Apprentice
Circus-Apprentice
 
 
Tigers on the Silk Road
Tigers on the Silk Road