Gilbert Adair

Born in Northern Ireland, Gilbert Adair has lived and written poetry in London, Singapore, New York, and Hawaii. In 1980 cofounded, and for the next twelve years curated, Sub-Voicive, a series of experimental poetry readings that ran in tandem with Eric Mottram’s King’s College readings; also a cofounder & member mid-80s of the New River Project, which hosted events of poetry, visual arts, music, dance. Left London in 1992; now based in Kauai and teaching at Kauai Community College. Author to date of fourteen books of poetry, the two most recent (and best) from Veer: xiangren (2007) and sable smoke (2010). Currently working on a formal/geographical translation of Blake’s Milton.