Allan Crosbie was born in Bermuda, but grew up in Scotland. After graduating from St. Andrew’s University, he completed a Masters in Peace Studies at Notre Dame University in the USA during the first Gulf War. He has traveled throughout Central America, including a year working with a community of repatriated refugees in El Salvador and a short spell for the UN Truth Commission in that country. He now teaches English in Edinburgh and lives with his wife Alison in Portobello.
“This poet has a great gift for showing the everyday can also be threatening and disturbing… fine angry poems that carry the reader with them and promise much.”
Anna Crowe, poet and translator
“Crosbie’s work is sure-footed as well as diverse. His is a poetry of both actual and imaginative wanderlust, formally varied and as international as it is Scottish.”
Douglas Dunn, poet, editor and critic
“Allan Crosbie’s collection is something of a kaleidoscope. In their shifting perceptions and their many manners, his poems add up to a small atlas of his curiosities. He travels well.”
Alastair Reid, poet and translator
‘Outswimming the eruption’ by Allan Crosbie is available here