Richie McCaffery lives in Ghent, Belgium but lived, worked and studied in Scotland for a decade where he completed a PhD in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow
Richie McCaffery lives in Ghent, Belgium but lived, worked and studied in Scotland for a decade where he completed a PhD in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow (his thesis was on the Scottish poets of World War Two). His essays have appeared in The Scottish Literary Review, The Dark Horse, Northwords Now, Fras and Etudes ecossaises.
His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, e-zines and anthologies, such as Salt’s Best British Poetry 2012. He has published the pamphlet collections Spinning Plates (HappenStance Press, 2012) and Ballast Flint (2013). Ballast Flint is a collaboration with the artist Hannah Rye and is a product of his time as writer-in-residence for the Cromarty Arts Trust during their Sir Thomas Urquhart symposium in 2011. This pamphlet was the runner-up in the 2014 Callum Macdonald Pamphlet Award. His first collection is Cairn from Nine Arches Press (2014).
McCaffery has been a writer in residence for the Biggar Trust and stayed in Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank cottage. He was a Hawthornden fellow in October 2011; recipient of a 2009 Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary; has been twice shortlisted for a Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and twice for the Eric Gregory Awards.