Brian Johnstone

Brian Johnstone is a poet, writer and performer whose work has appeared throughout the UK, in the Americas, Australasia and Europe. He has published seven collections, most recently the pamphlet Juke Box Jeopardy (Red Squirrel Press, 2018), shortlisted for the Callum MacDonald Memorial Award 2019. A regular performer solo and with his poetry and jazz group Trio Verso, his poems have been translated into over a dozen languages and are included in the UK Poetry Archive website. His memoir Double Exposure was published by Saraband in 2017. He is a founder and former Director of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

Photo: Ross Wilson