Gerry Potter is an author, poet, playwright, actor and director. He is also both creator and destroyer of Chloe Poems, the infamous gay, Scouse, Socialist, gingham-clad, drag queen diva.
Gerry trained at Liverpool’s Everyman Youth Theatre and National Museums Liverpool lists him among the city’s leading LGBTQIA+ icons. His autobiographical poetry-theatre show, My Scouse Voice, was performed by Fenella Fielding at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, and a portrait documentary film, My Name is Gerry Potter, premiered at Homotopia.
Gerry’s poetry collection, Planet Young, was Bafta-winner Sophie Willan’s chosen book on BBC TV’s Between the Covers. His new collection, Gerry Potter's Li'l Book o' small Poems (or is it?), is available now and the poetic prelude to the first instalment of his autobiography, 6A Blackstock Gardens.
Praise for the author:
“Enormous talent.” Gay Times
“A compelling advocate.” The Independent
“Enviable panache and style.” Angela Heslop, BBC Radio
“Intelligent, humane and searching poetry.” Dr Jo Bell
“Everything poetry should be, and all too often isn’t.” Time Out
“Will amuse, move, inspire and provoke.” Polari Literary Salon
“One of the most radical forces in performance poetry.” Designer Magazine
“Gerry is about intelligence and argument and politics and protest. So must we all be.” Roger Hill
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