“A welcome new voice in British Poetry” – Daniele Pantano

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

“I am haunted , mesmerized by the landscape that McPherson paints” – U.G Vilagos

“Stuart McPherson builds ‘a sudden meaningfulness, again and again” – Anindita Sengupta


Stuart McPherson is a Forward Prize nominated poet from the UK. Recent poems have appeared in, or are forthcoming in, Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Wales, Anthropocene, and One Hand Clapping Magazine. 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. He has read at many online and in-person events, including The Cheltenham Poetry Festival and The European Poetry Festival.