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Stuart McPherson is a prize winning poet from Leicester in the UK. Recent poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Bath Magg,  Poetry Wales, and Anthropocene. His first micro pamphlet Pale Mnemonic was published in May 2021 via Legitimate Snack. The pamphlet Waterbearer was published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. A debut full length collection Obligate Carnivore was published by Broken Sleep Books in August 2022, and in October 2022, he won The Ambit Annual Poetry Competition. You can get in touch with Stuart at stu_mcp@hotmail.com or via Twitter where he mainly tweets about being a cat dad.

Achievements

1st Place Ambit Annual Poetry Competition 2022

Forward Prize Nominee 2022

T.S Eliot Prize Nominee 2022

2 x Best of The Net Nominee 2022

3 x Pushcart Prize Nominee 2022

Selected Publications

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

August 2022 : Broken Sleep Books

WATERBEARER

December 2021 : Broken Sleep Books

PALE MNEMONIC

May 2021: Legitimate Snack

Selected Poems

BATH MAGG ISSUE 10 – https://rb.gy/wzznnf

ANTHROPOCENE (3 poems) https://rb.gy/j7ofi1

C O M P : (3 poems) https://bit.ly/3Fu47Oo

Praise

“A welcome new voice in British poetry”

— Daniele Pantano, Home for Difficult Children

“I am haunted, mesmerized by the landscape that McPherson paints”

-U.G Vilagos

“I want to crawl in among McPherson’s lines and behold them, be held by them”

-Jaydn DeWald, The Rosebud Variatons

“McPherson builds a sudden meaningfulness again and again”

-Anindita Sengupta, Walk Like Monsters

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