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
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
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
Kale.i.do.scope, 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. www.cde.uk.com.
Late Night Love Songs, Heart FM Print, A collaboration with printmaker, James Brown.
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 - http://vimeo.com/80984339
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