In the 2000s, her work increased in quantity, with numerous volumes such as “The Jewel Box”, “ Love for Love and Atoms of Delight”, “The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Scottish Poetry”, and “Scottish Literature in the Twentieth Century”.
She also continued to work on her collections, releasing “Men and Beasts, with photographer Rebecca Marr”, and “The Lightning Tree”.
One of her last works during this period was “The Tweed Journey” published through Canongate.
She later followed it up with “The Chanter’s Tune”.
” (Joyce) or just “a hundred and eighty-two” (Carroll), whether they had been “prepared by drinking” (Pope) or written “wildly..stopping to think” (Dunbar).
Valerie Gillies was born in 1948, in Alberta, Canada, and is a poet best known for writing numerous literary as well as art reviews, particularly for BBC radio and television.
"When you text me, I can't seem to open the text fast enough to read it.
When you call me, I fumble my phone in a rush to answer.
Aside from publishing poetry collections, she also began appearing in various Penguin and Faber anthologies.
She also received a Creative Scotland Award to write the book of poems entitled “The Spring Teller”, which is about Scotland’s springs and wells.
During this time, she also contributed to “Tweed Rivers”, and “The New Minstrels of the Scottish Borders”.
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In 1992, she was appointed as the Writer in Residence for Midlothian and East Lothian, in line with the two districts promoting a scheme supported by the Scottish Arts Council.