Don Paterson

Poet, musician and editor

Black and white headshot of a man with light skin tone, short hair and a beard Don Paterson, by Norman McBeath, 26 June 2002, NPG x126408, © Norman McBeath / National Portrait Gallery, London

Scottish poet, musician and editor. His collection Landing Light, won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award.

with discreet complicity, the road swerves to avoid the solitary cloud.

From ‘Exeunt’ in Nil Nil (London: Faber & Faber, 1993)

your chisel struck upon me holding my breath

From ‘To the Sculptor Emiliano Barral’ in Atlanta Review (Spring/Summer 1998)