Valerie Gillies

Valerie Gillies:  is the author of eight books of poetry. She received the Creative Scotland Award in 2005; she was the Edinburgh Makar from 2005 to 2008, and an Associate of Harvard University from 2009 to 2015. She facilitates the Creative Writing groups at Maggie’s Cancer Centre, Edinburgh.  Her most recent book is The Cream of the Well: New and Selected Poems, Luath, Edinburgh, 2015.