Catherine Wilson is a Scottish spoken word poet and writer based in Edinburgh. She has been commissioned for both page and stage by organisations including StAnza Poetry Festival, the British National Gallery, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland.

She has represented Scotland on an international level at competitions including UniSlam and CUPSI and festivals including Transpoesie Festival in Belgium, where her work was displayed across Brussels transport system.

Her work has been published by The Scotsman, Extra Teeth magazine, the Scottish Book Trust and Sabotage Reviews.

Most of Catherine’s work centres around a passion for putting stories in places you wouldn’t normally find them.

Explore the projects page to see some of the projects Catherine has worked on.

Read, Watch, Listen:


Short Story: Fight or Flight, Extra Teeth Issue 3

Poem: There’s a Woman on the Bus and She’s Talking About Guns, Gutter Magazine Issue 23
Poem: Sonder, Somewhat Hopeful Anthology, Speculative Books
Poem: The Wolf with Wet Paws, Pespectives, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Non-Fiction: Edinburgh Vs. Austin: Poetry Slams and Ethics, Verbs that Move Mountains, Sabotage Reviews


Front Row at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, BBC Radio 4
Thought for the Day, BBC Radio Scotland
Sharing Things, University of Edinburgh Alumni


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