I completed my first degree in Fine Art and later trained as an Occupational Therapist; I now work for the NHS. In 2010 I graduated from Glasgow University with an MLitt in Creative Writing, and later was mentored by the late great Alexander Hutchison under The Clydebuilt poetry apprenticeship scheme.
My poems have been widely published in literary magazines and newspapers and have been awarded prizes in the Mslexia Poetry Competition (2007), the inaugural Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize (2008) and the Pighog/Poetry School pamphlet award (2013) among others.
My public poetry reading highlights include: StAnza International Poetry festival, Lahore Literary festival, UnBound at the Edinburgh International Book festival, The Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre, London and Airdrie Observatory.
I especially enjoy collaborative work and was honoured to work with poets from Pakistan on a translation project run by Highlight Arts in 2015/16. I would be really interested in any proposals of collaborative projects to work on including arts and science based subject matter. I am now on the Scottish Book Trust (SBT) Live Literature database which means you can hire me for readings, residencies and workshops, with a SBT subsidy.
For the past eight years I’ve been running a bi-monthly poetry book group in Glasgow reading contemporary poetry collections (everyone welcome). I’m also a member of St. Mungo’s Mirrorball, a network of poetry enthusiasts in Glasgow, which organises regular poetry readings.
Feel free to drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Twitter @VicHusband