Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt is the author of the poetry collections Spit (Bonacia, 2012) and Optograms (Wild Word Press, 2016). Stephen’s noir-style resulted in his selection as crime-writing festival Bloody Scotland’s first crime poet, supporting Chris Brookmyre and Mark Billingham at Stirling’s Albert Halls. Appointed as Dumbarton Football Club’s poet in residence at the start of this season, Stephen has had work published in several countries over the past few years, and a gothic spoken word/music EP under the moniker of ‘Neon Poltergeist’ was released by Different Circle Records last Hallowe’en. Stephen is a former winner of the StAnza Digital Poetry Slam, the Poetry Rivals Slam, the Hughie Healy Memorial Trophy, and the Tartan Treasures award.

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