Hi! My name is Callie Gardner and I’m a poet based in Glasgow, Scotland.
If you want to hire me for writing, editing, or teaching, contact me!
If you’re in Glasgow, you can also come along to the poetry circle I run every Wednesday evening 7-8pm at Category Is Books.
naturally it is not.: a poem in four letters (London: The 87 Press, 2018) is a long poem i wrote in 2016-17. you can buy the whole book here, and read earlier extracts of the four letters in the following places: parts of ‘springletter’ at Amberflora and AMP; parts of ‘summerletter’ in Adjacent Pineapple 1 and 3:AM Magazine; parts of ‘autumnletter’, in Jungftak, Datableed 7, and para.text 4; and part of ‘winterletter’ in Front Horse 2.
void!friend is another long poem i wrote between 2013 and 2016. parts of it have appeared in the following places: parts iii & xvii in Datableed 2; parts iv & v over at The Literateur; parts vi & xix in Poetry Wales 52.1; and part xi at the Lehigh Valley Vanguard. you can read the whole thing here but if you want to share or reproduce it please let me know 🙂
five poems in the Chicago Review 62;1-3 (Winter 2018-19)
two poems in MOTE 1 (July 2018)
two poems in The Other Room Anthology #10 (2018)
the bodies trilogy (Leeds: Vesselwork Distro, 2018)
‘1.4/grid’ (in solidarity with the Save Roath Library protest) on the Poetry Wales blog (2015)
‘Abugida’ in Zone 2 (2014)
three poems in Aufgabe 11 (2012), which is now up as a Jacket 2 reissue
Poetry & Barthes: Anglophone Responses 1970-2000 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018)
‘“I have heard of the end of writing”: Kristjana Gunnars and Roland Barthes’, British Journal of Canadian Studies 31;1 (April 2018), pp. 63-79
‘The Scriptor on Holiday: “The Death of the Author” and Contemporary American Poetry’, Word and Text 7 (2017), pp. 103-115
‘“Residence at C___”: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Lisa Robertson Writing Cambridge’, Contemporary Women’s Writing 10;1 (2016), pp. 67-84.
in 2016 i guest-edited a special issue of Barthes Studies about Roland Barthes and poetry to which i also contributed an article about Barthes and language poetry