Stewart Sanderson

Saturday March 26th 2022

Our talented March guest Stewart Sanderson is an impressive fellow - shortlisted three times  for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, he received an Eric Gregory Award (2015), as well as Robert Louis Stevenson (2016) and Jessie Kesson Fellowships (2019). He’s widely published in magazines and anthologies, has performed internationally and participated in translation exchange projects involving writers from Friesland, North Africa and Russia. He’s the author of two pamphlets – Fios (2015) and An Offering (2018) and his first full-length collection, The Sleep Road, was published by Tapsalteerie last year.

These poems are written out of a keen sense of deep time and a fluency in deciphering what the past might tell us about where we are now – they confirm Sanderson to be one of the most remarkable poets of his generation.  Rachael Boast

At times the mythic scope of this collection took my breath away. Daljit Nagra