Gillian allnutt

Gillian Allnutt. Courtesy Bloodaxe Books-02-0001.

Gillian Allnutt (born 15 January 1949) is an English poet.


Allnutt was born in London, but spent much of her childhood in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1]. She now lives in Esh Winning, co. Durham.


Her books Nantucket and the Angel and Lintel were both shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

In 2001/02 and 2002/03 she was a Royal Literary Fund writing fellow, partly at Newcastle University.

In 2005 she was the 4th winner of the Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award.

She was awarded the 2016 Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2017.[2]

A photo of Allnutt is on display in Room 37a at the National Portrait Gallery.



  • Spitting the Pips Out. London: Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1981.
  • Beginning the Avocado. London, Virago, 1987.
  • Blackthorn. Newcastle: Bloodaxe, 1994. ISBN 978-1-85224-270-1
  • Nantucket and the Angel. Newcastle, UK: Bloodaxe, 1997. ISBN 978-1-85224-382-1
  • Lintel. Newcastle, UK: Bloodaxe, 2001. ISBN 978-1-85224-547-4
  • Sojourner. Tarset, Northumberland, UK: Bloodaxe, 2004. ISBN 978-1-85224-669-3
  • How the Bicycle Shone: New and selected poems. Tyne & Wear: Bloodaxe, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85224-759-2
  • The Galloping Stone. Newcastle, UK: New Writing North, 2010.
  • Wake. Hexham, Northumberland, UK: Bloodaxe, 2018.
  • Catching the Light: Poems inspired by the paintings of Victoria Crowe. Edinburgh: The Scottish Gallery, 2019.


  • The New British Poetry, 1968-1988 (edited with ). London: Paladin / Grafton, 1989.


  • Berthing: A Poetry Workbook (NEC/Virago, 1991)

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

See alsoEdit

Gillian Allnutt reads 'The river, Yenisey'

Gillian Allnutt reads 'The river, Yenisey'



  1. Gillian Allnutt, Literature Matters,, Web, Apr. 1, 2012.
  2. Gillian Allnutt, Bloodaxe Books. Web, Jan. 23, 2020.
  3. Search results = a:Gillian Allnutt, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Center Library Center Inc. Web, Jan. 23, 2020.

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