Sam Buchan-Watts

Sam Buchan-Watts is the author of Faber New Poets 15 and co-editor of Try To Be Better, a creative-critical engagement with W. S. Graham. In 2018 he undertook a fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art. In 2020 he was longlisted for the King’s College Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment (Text). His critical writing appears in the Times Literary SupplementPN ReviewPrac Crit and The Poetry Review and his debut poetry collection is Path Through Wood(Prototype, 2021). He was the Research Assistant for the NTU/AHRC research project Crossed Lines: Literature and Telephony.

Selected Publications

Path Through Wood (London: Prototype, 2021).

Cloud Study (Edinburgh: If a Glyph Falls Press, 2020).

‘Nostalgia of a form: W. S. Graham’s Self-Conscious Ballads’ in Chicago Review 62:01/02, 2019.

Try To Be Better: A Creative-Critical Engagement with W. S. Graham, co-edited with Lavinia Singer (London: Prototype, 2019).

Faber New Poets 15: Sam Buchan-Watts (London: Faber & Faber, 2016)