Stuart McPherson is a prize-winning poet from the UK. Recent poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Wales, Anthropocene and Blackbox Manifold. His debut micro pamphlet ‘Pale Mnemonic’ was published in April 2021 by Legitimate Snack. His 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. In October 2022, Stuart was the winner of the Ambit Annual Poetry Competition.

Selected Publications

2022: Obligate Carnivore

2021: Waterbearer

2021: Pale Mnemonic

Selected Poems

Blackbox Manifold

Berlin Lit

Ink, Sweat & Tears


Bath Magg




Ambit Annual Poetry Competition (1st Place)

Blackbough Poetry Book of the Month : Waterbearer

3 x Pushcart Prize Nominations

2 x Best of the Net Nominations


“I want to crawl in among McPherson’s lines and behold them, be held by them”— Jaydn DeWald, The Rosebud Variations

“I am haunted, mesmerized by the landscape that McPherson paints”— U. G. Világos, The Lark Sings Wind

“A welcome new voice in British poetry” – Daniele Pantano, Home for Difficult Children

“Stuart McPherson builds a sudden meaningfulness again and again, bringing brilliant insight and lyrical surprise – Anindita Sengupta, Walk Like Monsters

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