Forms and themes
‘singular together’ by Georgi Gill and Gillian Shirreffs will be published in the forthcoming Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Glasgow, edited by Ruthie Kennedy and Colin Herd. ‘singular together’ is an excerpt from ‘They closed the real world’ in which Georgi and Gillian write collaboratively about their experiences of life during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Georgi mostly writes poetry, although she also writes reflective pieces and creative non-fiction, and is happiest when form and genre boundaries are blurred. Among other subjects, her writing explores chronic illness and disability, queer history, and gender politics. She is particularly interested in how personal, social and cultural experiences impact on one another. Recently Georgi has been tinkering with two novels, but these are not yet ready to see the light of day.
‘singular together’, collaboration with Gillian Shirreffs, Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Glasgow, edited by Ruthie Kennedy and Colin Herd, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, forthcoming.
‘and so we sew’ in ’12: content work produce form’ in Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?, edited by Sophia Yadong Hao, Sternberg Press, 2019
‘Nightingale’, #MeToo: a women’s poetry anthology, edited by Deborah Alma, Fairacre Press, 2018.
‘silica’ and ‘a drawn out magic trick’, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, edited by Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka & Daniel Sluman, Nine Arches Press, 2017.
‘L’ and ‘R’, A New Manchester Alphabet: An Illustrated Collection of New Poetry, edited by Jean Sprackland, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015.
Journals and newspapers
Georgi’s poems have been published in a wide range of journals, including Structo, Tears in the Fence, Under the Radar, Abridged, The Arsonist, The Interpreter’s House, Glasgow Review of Books, Gutter, The Honest Ulsterman, Coast to Coast to Coast, Far Off Places and Bare Fiction. One of her poems has also featured as ‘Poem of the Week in The Scotsman.
‘It sounds messy. It sounds MSsy: poetic inquiry as a methodology for exploring lived experience of multiple sclerosis.’ The Honest Ulsterman (2019)
In addition to maintaining the Poetry and Multiple Sclerosis Study website, Georgi has written blogs for the Scottish Poetry Library, StAnza Poetry Festival, the MS Society, MS-UK and Leuchie House.
Georgi is editor of The Interpreter’s House.