Magi Gibson has had four collections of poetry published, including the popular Wild Women of a Certain Age. Her most recent collection, Washing Hugh MacDiarmid’s Socks, was described in the National as “a joy to read”. Her work has appeared in many anthologies, including Modern Scottish Women Poets, Scottish Love Poems and The Twentieth Century Book of Scottish Poetry. She was appointed Stirling’s first Makar in 2009 and is widely published in literary magazines. She also won the Scotland on Sunday/Women 2000 prize for poetry, has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships, and was the Royal Literary Fund writer in residence at the University of Paisley, writer in residence with GoMA in Glasgow and reader in residence with Glasgow Women’s Library. She runs Wild Women Writing Workshops in Scotland and Ireland.
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