• Watts, Jason

    Watts, Jason

    Jason Watts (b 1966, Liverpool) was raised in Glasgow where he studied English Literature and Language with Philosophy at the city’s university. A number of his poems have appeared in magazines including Magma, Obsessed With Pipework, Poetry Scotland, Smiths Knoll and Versal, been anthologised in Mr Barton Isn’t Paying and nothing left to burn  and been placed or commended in competitions: his poem ‘Irene’ won the Plough Prize (short poem) in 2007, and ‘How You Prepare to Go to Church’ was a runner-up in the 2011 Ragged Raven Press competition. His most recent pamphlet collection,  ‘Nothing is Looking’ was published by Longhouse in Vermont, USA (www.longhousepoetry.com). He lives on the Isle of Arran off the West coast of Scotland with his wife Anne and daughter Connie, where he works as a self-employed handyman.

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