Gerard McKeown is an award winning writer based in London.

Born in 1980 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland he was the 2007 Ulster performance poetry champion and a semi-finalist of Radio 4’s UK Poetry Slam. Gerard’s work has been published in various journals and collections including: 3:AM, Fuselit, Black Mountain Review, and Citizen 32. In 2010 he was featured in Poetry Ireland’s Up and Coming Writers showcase.

In Northern Ireland he has organised numerous literary events including Skint But Articulate, The Future GCSE Poetry Syllabus, and Make Yourself Heard. Gerard has performed with writers including Stewart Home, Nick Toczek and John Cooper Clarke.