Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Gaia Holmes
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Gaia Holmes was born in Luddenden and lives in Halifax, West Yorkshire. She is a graduate of Huddersfield University’s English with Creative Writing BA and has made a living as a busker, a cleaner, a gallery attendant, historian, lollypop lady.

She has taught creative writing at Huddersfield university, works as a DJ for Phoenix fm, a local community radio station and has collaborated with artists, film-makers and musicians.


Dr James Graham’s celestial bed (Comma Press 2006)


Her poem ‘Desires’ was adapted by the director Kate Jessop and was shortlisted for the ‘Virgin media Short film ‘ prize in 2008.

Highly commended in the ‘best individual poem’ category of the Forward Poetry Prize, 2007

“There’s something in these poems that I can only call detailed intimacy’ and ‘closely worked humanity’; the language is inclusive but still challenging and draws me into reading after reading.” Ian MacMillan.

Comma Press

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