Miriam Gamble

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Miriam Gamble
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Queen's University of Belfast
Notable workThe Squirrels Are Dead (2010)
Pirate Music (2014)

Miriam Gamble (born 1980) is a poet who has won several awards including the Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and the Somerset Maugham Award in 2011.[1] She is currently living in Scotland and is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Miriam Gamble was born in Brussels in 1980 and grew up in Belfast.[3] She studied English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and Modern Literary Studies at Queen's University of Belfast where she also received her phD in Form, Genre and Lyric Subjectivity in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry. She moved to Scotland in 2010 and began teaching creative writing at the University of Edinburgh in 2012.[2]

Her first collection of poems called, The Squirrels Are Dead was published in 2010 by Bloodaxe Books. Gamble's second collection, Pirate Music, was also published by Bloodaxe Books.[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Miriam Gamble - Scottish Poetry Library". www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Miriam Gamble - The University of Edinburgh". www.ed.ac.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ Rumens, Carol (15 December 2014). "Poem of the week: Bodies by Miriam Gamble". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "The Squirrels Are Dead - Bloodaxe Books". www.bloodaxebooks.com. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  5. ^ "The Society of Authors". societyofauthors.org. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  6. ^ "The Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award - Edinburgh Research Explorer". www.research.ed.ac.uk. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Society of Authors". www.societyofauthors.org. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Past winners". Faculty of Arts. Retrieved 30 November 2016.