b. 1998
 

Ian Macartney is a writer. He has some skills











 










 

PERFORMANCES
 

Further From Festival 2016, Linlithgow (with Michael Pedersen, William Letford, Jenni Fagan and Liz Lochhead)
 

At Far From The Madding Crowd,  Linlithgow, 2016 (with Claire Askew and Theresa Muñoz)
 

Further From Festival 2017, Linlithgow (with Claire Askew and Ash Dickinson)
 

Neu! Reekie! Elgin, 2017 (with Michael Pedersen, Kevin Williamson, Marilyn Carino and Scott Hutchinson)
 

“Performance” (memorised poetic monologue) – Speakin’ Weird, 2018 (January headliner); Aberdeen English Literature Society Performance Night, 2018 (February)
 

BBC Words First Showcase at Summerhall, June 2019 (with various)  
 

At Torphicen Preceptory, June 2019 (with Roseanne Watt and Kevin P. Gilday)
 

At XR Rising Festival (Aberdeen Arts Centre), September 2019 (with various)
 

At Solstice Shorts Festival, December 2019 (work performed at Clydebank and Peterhead)

At Unislam 2020, March 2020 (performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome) 


Panels
 

“So, You’ve Written A Poem. What Now?” Scottish Youth Theatre, November 2018 (with Confab, Sam Small, Swara Shukla and Julie Fergusson)
 

COMPETITIONS
 

Wildverse 2011 - Prize-winner

Earliest poem "The Kingfisher" published in the RSPB's magazine Wild Explorer and read on the national Just Kids radio station

Pushkin Prizes 2012 – Prize-winner
 

Week-long mentorship with Gerry Cambridge and Cathy MacPhail
 

Foyle Young Poets 2014, 2016 – Commended
 

Foyle Young Poets 2015 – Prize-winner
 

Week-long mentorship with Liz Berry and Michael Symmons Roberts
 

BBC Words First 2019 - Shortlisted
 

Workshops with Jenny Lindsay, Colin McGuire and Hannah Laverty
 

Solstice Shorts 2019 (Time and Tide) – Shortlisted

 

Work read out by performers in Peterhead and Clydebank on the Winter Solstice

Unislam 2020

 

Selected for the University of Aberdeen team; workshops with Bridget Hart, Caroline Bird and Vanessa Kisuule; performed at the Birmingham Hippodrome  
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

Midsummer (for June 2019 Torphicen gig - hand-stapled paper booklet, 20 copies)
 

Anthologies
 

A Well-Travelled Notebook (West Lothian Writers) – “Time Zones”, “The Snails Move Our”, “Train to Waverley” (2015)
 

Northern Lights (Aberdeen University Creative Writing Society) – "Hopscotching", "Darksong", "Long Shower", "Acquisition" (2017)
 

Set in Granite (Aberdeen University Creative Writing Society) – "from Stag of Scotland" (2018)
 

Solstice Shorts: Time and Tide (Arachne Press) – “Mother Fish”, “Ovčice, Croatia” (2019)

The Centenary Collection: For Edwin Morgan (Speculative Books) - "Asciinaut &c." (2020)

 

#UntitledThree (Polygon) - "The Bookshop I Burned Down" (2020; forthcoming)
 

Magazines
 

[Untitled] Falkirk #7 – “Citadel”
 

The M.O.I.S.T. – “Party at The Edge of A Donald Trump Victory” (November 15th, 2016), “Stars, Spinning” (April 3rd, 2017) 
 

Suma Lima #2 – “Peace Will Come”
 

Suma Lima #3 – “Wendy’s Balloon”
 

John Byrne Award (2018) – “Laundry Laundry Laundry Laundry”
 

Meanwhile #1 – “Moment, February 2018 (7th)”, “Logistics of Grandeur”
 

Grass #1 – from “Thee Ozymandias Rex”
 

Icarus #69.ii – “Watering”, “Helen of Troy, but with Eczema”
 

The Attic (2018-2019) – “Yellow Flowers”
 

Re-Analogue (2019) – “Foreword A”, “Foreword 1”, “The Infinite Fury”

 

Scoot Around (2019) - "Walking on Swings"“Caledonian Cloud Computer”

Leopard Arts (2020) - "Delivery", "Abyss", "He Visits the 38 Saint Andrew Street Exhibition Space", "Aberdeen Synonyms", "Snail Climbs""The Cutesy Weird""The Glamour of Mica","Year/Year", "Johnny Real Depressed G""Paternoster, London"

The Distance of the Moon (2020) - "8LJ2CBTR"

A Bit of Blown Dust (2020) - "from SCROLL" (with Shaw Worth)

 

Tenebrae  #IV (2020) - "aye", "aye", "Perpendicularised"

 

Little Stone Journal (2020) - "For"

Ex/post (2020) - "The Self-Aestheticizing Moment (or, Thoughts on Paddington and Paddington 2)", "ENO’s 2019 Production of Akhenaten and Abstract Fantasy" , "beautiful moth captured in glass then released!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

unicorn (2020) - "I Want to Sleep With You (//, by which I mean, I want to sleep beside you...)" (forthcoming)


Seiren (2020) - "Pool Scene (in the Key(board) of Twitter, Night)", "F-S-F", "King of Pets", "firstdraftist poem 3#", "Vaporwavewave" (forthcoming)

Maudlin House (2020) - "Love You, Love You Sweetie"

The Island Review (2020) - "Calgary Bay", "There Are No Islands" (forthcoming)

433 (2020) - "00:37 - 00:56" (forthcoming)

 

Newspapers
 

The Scotsman – “Three young Scots poets win prestigious literary contest” (October 8th, 2015)
 

The Guardian – “Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 - read the winning poems” (October 8th, 2015)
 

The Gaudie – various (2017 - 2020)

Audio/Televisual
 

“Granite Dreaming” (February 2017 – April 2018) – Aberdeen Student Radio

 

"Declan McKenna Interview" (21st May 2017) - Aberdeen Student Radio (premiered on Mixcloud)
 

“Re-Analogue” (January 2018 - March 2020) – Aberdeen Student Radio
 

“ASR Breakfast Show - Thursday” (February 2019 - October 2019) – Aberdeen Student Radio

"The Aberdeen Review" (24th September 2019, 19th November 2019) - Aberdeen Student Radio

"Power of Three" (4th March 2020) - Aberdeen Student Radio

Archives of my work with Aberdeen Student Radio can be found here.

 

“The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth” (May 13th, 2019) – BBC Radio Scotland 

 

"The Social Presents 2: Spoken Word" (July 27th, 2020) - BBC Scotland
 

INFLUENCES
 

Queerness / void, absence, impossibility-of / capitalist realism, consumer culture / metamodernism / hysterical realism, surrealism / God, nature/ecology / hybrid genres / Dysphemism theory / Abstract Fantasy / the Digital / […]
 

[Prose] David Mitchell / Toni Morrison / Ali Smith / Nicola Barker / Tony Kushner / David Hayden / China Miéville / Douglas Coupland / Roberto Bolaño / Kazuo Ishiguro / Alasdair Gray / William Hazlitt / Nathaniel Hawthorne / Jorge Luis Borges / Eley Williams / Virginia Woolf / Kevin Barry / Hilary Mantel / Margaret Atwood / Mark Z. Danielewski / David Foster Wallace / Michal Chabon / Tom McCarthy / Cormac McCarthy / Muriel Spark / Vladimir Nabokov / Andrew Hussie / Simone Weil / Tom Byam Shaw / Sarah Kane / Han Kang / Zadie Smith / Helen Oyeyemi / Joanne Walsh / A.L. Kennedy / Gabriel García Márquez / Stefan Zweig / Ben Jonson / Thomas Middleton / Jeanette Winterson / Mikhail Bulgakov / Donna Tart / Iain (M.) Banks / Anna Burns / Cynam Jones / Kathryn Davis / Max Porter / Ursula K. Le Guin / Herman Melville / Jez Butterworth / Sally Rooney / Miranda July / Janice Galloway / [&&&]
 

[Poetic] John Burnside / Mick Imlah / Michael Pedersen / Frank Kuppner / Allen Ginsberg / Garry Snyder / John Keats / Michael Symmons Roberts / Michael Donaghay / Edwin Morgan / Danez Smith / Sylvia Plath / Alice Oswald / Louis MacNeice / Claire Askew / Zaffiar Kunnial / Ishion Hutchinson / Douglas Dunn / Seán Hewitt / Jack Underwood / Alice Oswald / Anne Carson / Liz Berry / Shane Koyczan / Gerry Cambridge / Don Paterson / Seamus Heaney / Harry Josephine Giles / Shaw Worth / Antosh Wojcik / Claire Askew / Roseanne Watt / Wallace Stevens / Niall Campbell / Walt Whitman / Jane Yeh / Denise Levertov / John Ashberry / Jo Shapcott / William Blake / Caroline Bird / Elizabeth Bishop / Mary Oliver / Vahni Capildeo / Aeschylus / Euripides / W.S. Graham / Denise Riley / Lavina Greenlaw / [&&&]

Photo by Kat Gollock