Stewart Conn was born in Glasgow and grew up in Ayrshire, the setting of much of his early poetry. Since 1977 he has lived in Edinburgh, and, from 2002 - 2005, was the capital's inaugural poet laureate, under the title the Edinburgh Makar. His poetry has been widely anthologised and translated. Among many individual volumes are Stolen Light: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 1999) and Distances: a personal evocation of people and places (Scottish Cultural Press, 2001), and Ghosts at Cockcrow (Bloodaxe, 2005).
A recipient of Scottish Arts Council, Society of Authors and other awards, he has read at Festivals in Orkney, Edinburgh and Paris, at the Voice Box in the Royal Festival Hall, and in the British Library's millennium season. Most recently he has co-edited (with Nancy Somerville) Goldfish Suppers, a City of Edinburgh Council selection of new poems for children; for the Scottish Poetry Library, The Hand that Sees - an anthology to mark the quincentenary of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; and 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (Scottish Poetry Library/Luath Press, 2006).
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