Welcome to Stewart Conn's website
Stewart Conn has been called 'one of Scotland's most skilled and wide-ranging poets'. Over recent decades his work, with its distinctive rhythmic and lyrical qualities, has been widely published, anthologised and translated.
Among its settings are the Ayrshire of his boyhood, Glasgow and Edinburgh where he has spent the bulk of his family and working life; the distinctive land and seascapes of the Scottish highlands and western isles; and regions of France and Italy. Time and again, though, its true arena is revealed as the human heart.
'Characterised by compassion and a warm and considering humane voice, his poetry is political primarily in Auden's sense of emphasising the importance of the individual in the face of massive, impersonal forces.' Bearing this out is his constant probing of the fragility and interplay of our lives and affections – often through music and works of art.
He lives in Edinburgh and was from 2002 to 2005 the capital's inaugural Makar. With Jen Hadfield he will judge the first Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, the winner to be announced in August 2014.