Alison is a poet and artist. Originally trained in visual art, her practice crosses the disciplines of visual arts, poetry and performance. She has designed and taught creative writing modules and masterclasses at BA and MA level and has worked as a visiting lecturer and mentor within BA art and design education.



Present                                   PhD Researcher, Dept of English, Royal Holloway, University of London

Sept 2012                                MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction, Kingston University

Sept 2010                                Masters in Arts in Writing Poetry with Distinction, Kingston University

June 1998                                BA (hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London

June 1993                                Foundation in Art and Design, East Berkshire College


Teaching Experience


Sept-2016                               Visiting Lecturer in Art & Design, Cambridge School of  Visual & Performing Arts,

                                                 MA Art & Design.


Sept 2015 – June 2016           Visiting Lecturer in Art & Design, Cambridge School of  Visual & Performing Arts        

                                                 I delivered one-to-one tutorials to 3rd year BA graphics & illustration students. I                                                        mentored a student for their final end of year project.


Sept 2014 - Dec 2014             Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kingston University  

                                                 I designed and taught the BA module CW6007: Innovations and Experiments in       

                                                 Contemporary Poetry for Teaching Block 1 & MA CW7002: 10 Critical Challenges Seminar.

Sept 2013 - June 2014            Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kingston University   

                                                 I taught on the BA CW6007: Innovations and Experiments in Contemporary Poetry.

July 2014- Sept 2014              MA Dissertation Tutor, Kingston University

                                                 I was the critical and creative dissertation tutor for a MA Creative Writing student at 

                                                 Kingston University.


July 2013                                 Poetry Tutor, Athens Summer School, Greece on behalf of Kingston Writing School &                                                    The British Council. I designed and taught a one-week intensive poetry course.


2012 - 2014                             Emerging Writer in Residence, Kingston University

                                                I taught a series of Experimental Poetry and “Getting Published” Creative

                                                Writing Masterclasses and seminars at Kingston University.        


Sept 2012 - Dec 2012            Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kingston University

                                                I co-taught on the BA CW6007: Innovations and Experiments in Contemporary Poetry. 


Feb 2011                                Visiting Lecturer, BA Interior Architecture, London Metropolitan University. I led a series 

                                               of seminars workshops on the role of language and image making within architecture.



Recent & Forthcoming Publications

a. vase, poetry and drawings collection, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Press, Jan 2017

I am knot . .  a Poster in Piece of Power, bookwork, ambergris editions, Dec 2016

Poetry Screens from Parallel To Red In Chorus, stanza 15, Blackpool Illuminations, Autumn 2016

Smile.Love. It might never happen!, Poetry Wales, Winter, 2015

a.vase (work in progress), The Other Room Anthology 7, May 2015

Alison Gibb on Bruno Walter, Kakania: an Anthology, Pushkin Press, Feb 2015

Get.Pretty. Girl, Colony Magazine (IRE), April 2014

I am her.e, - 3:AM Magazine (UK), March 2014

Silent Diagrams, pamphlet, Knives Forks and Spoons Press, Manchester, (UK) 2013, Red log blog (CA) 2013

Pomegranates In The Oak - sound collage CD, ZimZalla, Avant Objects, Oct, (UK) 2012

Neon, Wasafiri, Summer, (UK) 2013

Paid.ia, THIS Corner: A Cambridge Poetry Magazine, (UK) 2012

Parallel To Red In Chorus, pamphlet, Knives Forks and Spoons Press, Manchester, (UK) 2011


Readings & Performances


Cardiff Poetry Experiment, January 2017

Open Studio, Wysing Arts Centre, July 2015

Mahu: Kakania, the Hardy Tree Gallery. London, June 2015

Amid the Ruins, Daniel Bleu Gallery, Hoxton Square, London, October 2015

ZimZalla, Exhibition at the Hardy Tree Gallery. London, October 2014

Maintenant Camarade Poetry Festival (collaboration with Kimberly Campanello). London, October 2014

The Other Room, Manchester, August 2014

Somerset House, the Museum of Water, June 2014

POLYply 29 Confessions, London, Poetry performance, April 2014

Wordpharmacy, exhibition & poetry events, Hardy Tree Gallery London, March 2014

                                        Kingston Writing School Reading Series, Poetry Reading and Q&A, Jan 2014


Outpost, Outside of Time 2010, Village Underground, Hoxton, London – a collaborative poetry and dance performance with choreographer Elaine Thomas. Outpost was also performed at the Roehampton Dance Festival, 2010 & work in progress was also included in Siobhan Davis, Independent Dance Feedback Forum, 2010.


                                        Late Night Love Songs, Heart FM Print, A collaboration with printmaker, James Brown. 

                                        Feb 2010.


                                       BBC 21CC & London RIBA Tide and Times Festival. A collaboration with Urban Salon architects                                       August 2009.



Conference Papers & Presentations


July 2016 - "How to do things with...” The second annual Practice Research symposium, University of Surrey, – I presented, What Duchamp Said, Even. . . Annotations as Instructions for a. Performance Lecture,  as part of "How to do things with...Vigour panel".


Motif: 2014, RHUL Practice-based conference. I was the director of the 2014 RHUL practice-based conference, held at C4CC, Kings Cross, London. -


E:Poetry 2013, University at Buffalo, held in London UK- I performed collaborative work, Thus in the crossing with choreographer Elaine Thomas -


Practice, Process & Paradox, University of Roehampton 2013 – I co-presented work in progress Thus in the crossing with choreographer Elaine Thomas & gave a performative paper on collaborative methods towards a shared poetics of making entitled, Thus: a performative collaboration -


Beyond Calypso, University of Warwick, 2011- I was invited to introduce Sam Selvon, “The writer and the man” for the opening of the conference.


Beyond Text: Making and Unmaking Text, 2011- I presented a paper on experimental poetry writing methods and I delivered a Found Text workshop.


Awards, Residencies & Nominations

                 Bradley de Glehn, Royal Holloway, University of London Funding- Research  trip to Yale, 2016


Studio Space, Wysing Arts Centre, April 2015 -


Neon was nominated by Wasafari for the single poem, Forward Single Poetry prize, 2014


Crosslands Scholarship, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2013


In(ter)ventions; Literary Practice at the Edge, Residency at Banff Arts Centre, Canada, 2013


Emerging Writer-In-Residence post at Kingston University, 2012


MFA Creative Writing Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Kingston University, 2012


                                        Kingston Writing School MFA Creative Writing Scholarship, 2010


Other Academic Related Work


Sept 2015 – June 2016                   Research Assistant           University of Cambridge

Oct 2010 – June 2011                     Editorial Assistant           Kingston University Press              

Oct 2011 – June 2012                     Poetry Reviewer              Eyewear Magazine, London                       June 2012                                        Co-editor                           MFA Journal, Kingston Uni