Gale Burns is a prizewinning poet, winning the Special Indija International Literary Prize, Serbia, in 2017, and has been a Hawthornden Fellow. He is writer in residence at Kingston University, London and runs the acclaimed Shuffle Poetry Reading. He is widely published with three pamphlets and in October 2017 his collection Mute House was published by Eyewear. His work has been translated into Romanian, French, Serbian, Slovenian and Arabic. His second pamphlet, KAJ SMO SPOZNALI NA IGRIŠČIH, was produced by Studenska Zalozba Press in 2012, translated by Andrej Pleterski.
Educated in Cambridge and Sussex, he is widely published in newspapers and magazines, including the Kuwaiti Aljarida Newspaper (in Arabic), The Morning Star, MAGMA, and South Bank Review. He was invited by the Sorbonne to launch Vol V of La Place de la Sorbonne, which contained his poems translated into French by Guillaume Metier.
He is the Vice-President of the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes and founder member of the Quadrat poetry and climate change website. Mona Arshi, Forward Prize Winner, says he is “a poet who listens acutely to the world around him and so sensitively answers back.”