Stuart A. Paterson is a Scottish poet and performer, widely published in newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. His recent poetry collections are Border Lines (Indigo Dreams, 2015), Aye, a collection of poems in Scots, (Tapsalteerie, 2016), Looking South (Indigo Dreams, 2017), and heelster-gowdie / beul-fo-bhonn (Tapsalteerie, 2017) with Marcas Mac an Tuairneir. He has had work published in many anthologies, including Scotia Nova: poems for the early days of a better nation (Luath, 2015) and Dream State: The New Scottish Poets (1994, 2002), for which he wrote the title poem. Stuart received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 1992 and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship from the Scottish Book Trust in 2014. He was writer in residence for Dumfries & Galloway 1996-98, and was appointed the Scots Language Centre's virtual poet in residence 2015-2016. In 2017, he was appointed BBC Scotland poet in residence. He lives in Galloway.