BiographyAbout Katherine Gallagher
TutoringWorkshops and courses
Acres of Light
Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems
Tigers on the Silk Road
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
Contact and linksEmail/links
© Katherine Gallagher
First published in Tigers on the Silk Road,
and in 2020, in Places of Poetry (One World
Publication, £12.99 UK)
Stop Press ⚊ Poetry Competition ⚊
I’ve been asked to judge this Poetry Competition by Brenda Henderson, and her expat writing community at Brantôme, a town founded in 769 by Charlemagne in the Périgord, South-West France. Maximum – 50 lines. First Prize - £150. Entry only through PayPal. No cheques. See Link here for how to enter and other details.
Closing Date- 15th November, 2021
Results on the website early February, 2022
Since the beginning of lockdown
2020 has been a very difficult year veering around lockdowns and the virus, wearing masks, handwashing and zooming, trying to keep well and to avoid this pernicious virus.
2021 has proved to be the same.
Support for my next full-length collection
In July, 2021, I was awarded a London Society of Authors’ Foundation Award towards the completion of my next full-length collection of poetry.
Leicester Rd. Barnet Group
The Barnet Group has continued to meet on Zoom, hosted by Lindsay Fursland throughout 2020 and 2021. Zoom has been marvellous. I can’t imagine what the Covid-19 era would have been like without Zoom and Skype.
The Palmers Green Stanza
The Palmers Green Stanza has continued to meet on the 2nd Friday of each month through Zoom meetings hosted by Julian Bishop and Jude Willetts. The Stanza is a wonderful support-group, with various members regularly appearing in magazines or competition-winners’ lists or in some cases, in their own pamphlets/books.
The Palmers Green Group Twice-yearly Readings
These were unfortunately cancelled in 2020. We’d hoped we’d be able to continue them in April 2021 at the latest. However, lockdowns and the threat from Covid-19 has left us now hoping to resume with readings in April, 2022.
Our Poetry in Palmers Green pages
on Facebook, are updated regularly by Martyn Crucefix.
The Barnet Open Poetry Competition
The popular Barnet Open Poetry Competition (Adults and Juniors) begun in 1992 by BBAC’s Pam Edwards and myself, was unfortunately cancelled in 2020. This happened due to Pam Edwards’ sudden illness. It was hoped that this long-running Competition might resume again in 2021, but this hasn’t been possible.
Along with other poets, I am sorry to no longer participate in regular group-readings although it is good to be able to take part in Zoom-events such as Grey Hen Press launches, Second Light Festivals, Enfield Poets’ readings or Arc Publications’ events.
I am very pleased to have regular publication of my children’s poetry on the Australian Children’s Poetry Website, an online site, run by poet Jeanie Axton.
My books are now available on Amazon's Kindle, and . . .