Dawn Watson

Dawn Watson is a writer from Belfast. She is currently a PhD candidate at Queen’s University, writing a prose poem novel and researching prose poetics. She worked as a sub editor in newspapers such as The Sunday Times in London, The News of the World in Dublin and The Mirror in Belfast. She completed a Masters in Poetry at the Seamus Heaney Centre in 2018 after winning the Ruth West Poetry Scholarship. She was a 2018 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series poet and won the Doolin Writers’ Poetry Award in the same year. Her writing has been published in journals including The Manchester Review, Blackbox Manifold, The Stinging Fly, The Moth and The Tangerine. She lives in Belfast with her wife, and has a son, Art.
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