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Name  Stewart Conn
Role  Poet

Education  University of Glasgow
Plays  The Burning
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Books  I Didn't Always Live Here, The Breakfast Room, Ghosts at Cockcrow, Stolen Light, The Aquarium: The Man i

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Stewart Conn (born 1936) is a Scottish poet and playwright, born in Hillhead, Glasgow. His father was a minister Kelvinside Church but the family moved to Kilmarnock, Ayrshire in 1941 when he was five. During the 1960s and 1970s, he worked for the BBC at their offices off Queen Margaret Drive and moved to Edinburgh in 1977, where until 1992 he was based as BBC Scotland's head of radio drama. He was Edinburgh’s first makar or poet laureate in 2002-05.


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As well as several collections of poetry, his books include a memoir, Distances (2001), from Scottish Cultural Press. Most recently he edited 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (SPL/Luath Press, 2006), a TLS Christmas choice, and 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems (Luath Press, 2008). He has won three Scottish Arts Council book awards, travel awards from the Society of Authors and the English-Speaking Union, and the Institute of Contemporary Scotland's first Iain Crichton Smith award for services to literature. His collection An Ear to the Ground was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and Stolen Light was shortlisted for Saltire Scottish book of the year.

Poetry includes

Each year links to its corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • 1987: In the Kibble Palace Bloodaxe Books
  • 1999: Stolen Light: Selected Poems Bloodaxe Books
  • 2005: Ghosts at Cockcrow Bloodaxe Books
  • 2010: The Breakfast Room Bloodaxe Books
  • Plays include

  • The Burning (1971)
  • Clay Bull
  • Greenvoe
  • Hugh Miller
  • Mission Boy
  • The Aquarium
  • The King
  • References

    Stewart Conn Wikipedia

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