Ten Seasons grew out of Gerry Loose's three years as Poet in Residence at Glasgow's Botanic Gardens. This gathering of texts, along with stunning photographs, shows that poetry, although presented here on the page, in its most portable form, exists off the page, on scraps of material, in stone, even in water. The book both celebrates a particular residency and offers a rich resource for the interaction of botanic gardens and creative language. Plant-lovers and poetry-lovers will find much to enjoy in its pages.
Award winning poet and land-artist Gerry Loose lives in Glasgow. He has published three collections of poetry, though his poetry is as often found in gardens as on the page. He has made work for Hidden Gardens, Glasgow; Botanic Gardens, Glasgow; Port Logan Botanic Gardens; Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier; and Holy Island. He is also the editor of The Holistic Handbook and The Botanical Basho and is currently the Creative Director of the Peace Garden Project, Scotland. He is a recipient of a 2006 Creative Scotland Award to study the ecology & human ecology of Sunart oakwoods.