#TPQ5: GILL McEVOY

Galway Kinnell

No-one could use visceral description quite like he does.

H E Bates

Lyricism close to poetry in much of his writing.

Rumer Godden

Similar to the above. Tender, wistful writing.

Chris Kinsey

Brilliant descriptive powers to reflect the area she lives in.

Why Be Normal When You Could Be Happy – Jeanette Winterson

In it is the best defence of poetry’s value I’ve ever come across. “Tough lives need tough language”..and that’s what poetry can give.


Gill McEvoy is a poet and writer. Winner of the 2015 Michael Marks Award for “The First Telling”, Happenstance Press. Hawthornden fellow. Widely published.”

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