Author of ‘The Gnawing Flood‘
John Gallas is a New Zealand poet presently living in Markfield, Leics.
He has 23 collections published, mostly by Carcanet Press; also Five Leaves, Agraphia, Cold Hub (NZ), Indigo Dreams etc. (including ‘The Song Atlas’, ‘Fresh Air & the Story of Molecule’, ‘Star City’, ’52 Euros’, ‘The Little Sublime Comedy’, ‘Very Pacific Poems’ and ‘Pacifictions’).
Forthcoming in 2021-2 are, ‘Here They Come! 200 Tankas Loaded with Goodness Straight to Your Doorstep’ (Leicester University Press), ‘The Extasie’ (Carcanet) and a translation of Petrus Borel’s ‘Rhapsodies 1868’ (Carcanet Classics).
He is a translator, librettist, St Magnus Festival Orkney Poet, SaxonShip Sutton Hoo Project Poet, Fellow of the English Association, traveller, biker and endless tramper over the tracks of the world.
The autumn snow-moon
walks in black cloud.
My sister, I too am
the pearl of the world.
our faces flood brilliance.
everything is white
(Extract from ‘Empress Wu Zetian Attempts To Whiten Her Skin By Eating Pearlpowder)