by Eddie Gibbons
Eddie Gibbons’ fourth full length collection, WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU, is a poetry book like no other.
Playful, thoughtful, inventive, and much larger than your average slim volume What They Say About You was shortlised in poetry for Scottish Book of the Year.
Eddie Gibbons was born in Liverpool, but lives in Scotland. He was a winner at the Inaugural Edwin Morgan poetry prize at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2008. He is a founder of the Lemon Tree Writers’ Group in Aberdeen, and has read at StAnza.
"Portrait of Anna Dali is one of the best British poems of recent times – a masterpiece."
"I was delighted with Eddie’s poems. The changes from sad to happy, from downbeat to zappy, all one enriching tapestry."
"What a book. It’s like fast-forwarding table tennis match between a stand-up comic and a psycho-therapist. Or like Roger McGough on a bleak Sunday in 1965 unburdening to Pam Ayres."