Valerie Gillies

One of the outstanding poets of her generation, Valerie Gillies is an internationally known and highly regarded poet. She became The Edinburgh Makar, poet laureate to the city, in 2005. She is the author of many award-winning volumes including Each Bright Eye (1977), The Ringing Rock (1995) and The Lightning Tree (2002). Valerie is an inspirational teacher of creative writing in schools and universities. As a literary arts practitioner she has worked in psychiatric and general hospitals with...See more