Gillian Jerome is the author of two books of poems, Red Nest, which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the ReLit Award. Nightwood just published her second book of poems, Nevertheless, in Spring 2022. She co-edited an oral history project, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which won the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award. Poems have recently appeared in GEIST, Hunger Mountain and New Poetry.
Her work has been supported by the BC Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has taught Creative Writing and Literature at GEIST magazine, the University of Arizona, Douglas College, community hubs through out Vancouver and the University of British Columbia where she taught full-time from 2004 to 2020. She now teaches literature and Career and Life Education at University Hill Secondary and lives in East Vancouver.