Gavin Selerie (1949-2023)
Posted by Scott Thurston on 2023-07-14

The Journal is saddened to hear of the loss of poet Gavin Selerie, following cancer. Gavin has been described by Robert Hampson as 'one of the most obviously scholarly of contemporary British poets'. He was born in Hampstead in 1949 and educated at Haileybury, Lincoln College, Oxford, Sussex and York. His first poems were published in 1972 and some of his important volumes of poetry include Azimuth (1984), Roxy (1996), Le Fanu's Ghost (2006) and Hariot Double (2016). He was also an engaged collaborator with other poets including Alan Halsey, Kelvin Corcoran and David Annwn. His literary archive is housed at Lincoln College.

Gavin's funeral takes place in London on Tuesday 18th July at Kensal Green Crematorium.