Catherine Wilson Garry (previously 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, Gutter magazine, the Scottish Book Trust and Sabotage Reviews. In 2022, she was longlisted for the Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer Award.

She currently works for Scottish Book Trust as their Schools Learning Content Manager, developing resources that help teachers and children engage in reading, stories and books.

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

Read, Watch, Listen:


Tanked, Gutter Magazine Issue 25
Thicker than Water, New Gothic Review Issue 3
Fight or Flight, Extra Teeth Issue 3
The Forthcoming Me, Unbound: Open Book and Open Book Podcast
Cordless, The Scottish Book Trust “Blether” Anthology

There’s a Woman on the Bus and She’s Talking About Guns, Gutter Magazine Issue 23
Sonder, The Speculative Book 2021
The Wolf with Wet Paws, Perspectives, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Dean’s Cemetry, Poetry Scotland Spring Issue 2021
Dulcet, Keep Yer Heid, Coin Operated Press

Edinburgh Vs. Austin: Poetry Slams and Ethics, Verbs that Move Mountains, Sabotage Reviews
That’s What She Read Blog Series, YWCA Scotland


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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