Founder Chairperson of Lemon Tree Writers
Editor of our forthcoming 2021 anthology
Eddie has had a long association with Lemon Tree Writers, from its beginnings as a workshop led by Aberdeen City Council Writer in Residence Todd McEwen in the 1990s. After Todd McEwen’s departure, Eddie took up the reins and formed a writing group, originally based at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, from which venue the group took its name. We are delighted and honoured that Eddie Gibbons has agreed to edit our forthcoming anthology, Lemon Zest 2021 (title tbc).
As well as being Founder Chairman of Lemon Tree Writers, Eddie was also a founder member, with Gerard Rochford and Doug Gray, of Dead Good Poets at Books and Beans (now called Poetry at Books and Beans). Sponsored by the Doric Board, he recently edited ‘The Hail Clamjamfry’ which featured poems from members of local writing groups including ours.
Eddie is currently a poetry editor for award-winning Tapsalteerie and previously for The Poets’ Republic magazine, and is ‘High Heid Yin’ at Tangletree Press. He is a highly regarded, widely published poet among whose many accomplishments is being a prizewinner in the Inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry competition in 2008. His collection ‘What They Say About You’ was shortlisted in the poetry section for the 2011 Scottish Book of the Year.
Here are two poems from Eddie
Both poems will be in Eddie's next poetry collection 'Roughly Speaking' to be published in October by Leamington Books