Recognized as one of the most original and thought-provoking poets writing in the North-East of England, Gillian Allnutt has published ten collections of poetry to date. With a writing career spanning nearly four decades, the topics of her poems vary from family history to feminism to the bible, but invariably reflect an unyielding commitment to social justice. In 1988 she co-edited an anthology of contemporary British poetry. Over the years, her poems have been published in literary journals and notable poetry anthologies, such as Granta and the Best British Poetry series.
15 January 1949 GA was born in London. She is the eldest of three sisters.
12 November 1979 GA's poems "The Talking Princess" and "Images of Revenge" appeared in an anthology of British feminist poetry, edited by Lilian Mohin and entitled One Foot on the Mountain
10 March 2007 GA's latest collection of poetry, How the Bicycle Shone, was comprised of work from previous volumes together with a series of new poems entitled "Wolf Light".