She was born in Amsterdam. In 1979, she published her first collection of poetry Verder geen leed (No Further Distress) in 1979. It was awarded the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt Prize in 1981. In 2000, she received the P. C. Hooft Award for her work.
Her work has appeared in various literary magazines and English translations of her poetry were included in the anthologies Women Writing in Dutch (1994) and Turning Tides (1994).
- Dochter (Daughter), poetry (1984)
- Domicilie (Domicile), poetry (1987)
- De kracht van verlamming (The power of paralysis), poetry (1988)
- Wat zoekraakt (What is lost), poetry (1994), received the Jan Campert Prize
- Hee meneer Eland, children's poetry (1998)
- Oog in oog in oog in oog (Eye to Eye to Eye to Eye), children's poetry (2001)
- Situaties (Situations) (2006)
- "Eva Gerlach" (in Dutch). Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren.
- "Eva Gerlach". Poetry International Rotterdam.
- Miller, Jane Eldridge (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. p. 119. ISBN 0415159806.
- "How Can You Capture an Elusive Reality? The Poetry of Eva Gerlach". Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren.
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