Gerry McGrath was born in Helensburgh, near Glasgow, in 1962 and studied at Strathclyde University before becoming a teacher. He now lives in North Ayrshire with his wife, Kate, and young son, Liam. He worked as a teacher of modern languages for seven years until 2000. He received a Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award in 2004.
His poems have appeared in The Edinburgh Review, Being Alive, Painted, Spoken and in PN Review, and a selection was published in Carcanet's New Poetries IV: An Anthology (2007). A to B is his first collection.