Gill McEvoyGill McEvoy lives in Chester where she runs a poetry reading group (The Golden Pear) and a workshop for practising poets (The Poem Shed).

Her first HappenStance pamphlet (Uncertain Days, 2006) dealt with difficult territory: her own diagnosis of cancer, and the disabling illness and death of her husband. That publication sold out extremely quickly.

Since then, she has published two full collections with Cinnamon Press, as well as a HappenStance Sampler (also sold out).

The First Telling, her third HappenStance publication, confronts rape and its aftermath. One long poem in sections, it is searching, sad and beautiful.

The First Telling was winner of the 2015 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.

Poetry publications:

  • The First Telling, HappenStance, 2014
  • Rise (2013), Cinnamon Press.
  • The Plucking Shed (2010) Cinnamon
  • Sampler, HappenStance, 2008 (sold out)
  • Uncertain Days, HappenStance, 2006  (sold out)