Jerry Beale and Eddie Gieson

Irishman Jerry Beale has been many things – soldier, concrete labourer, farmer, bodyguard, professional fighter and martial artist and advertising creative director.

But the one thing he’s carried through all stages of his life is a habit of turning experiences into poetry. To Jerry, our poems are our voices uncensored. Poetry should speak out loud the confessions and revelations that otherwise would stay hidden forever. Jerry has published 2 volumes of poetry and has performed both in NZ and in the UK, US and Australia. His poetry ranges from the uncomfortably confrontational to whimsical and lyrical.