Ross Wilson was raised in Kelty, a former mining village in West Fife. He has been a recipient of a Hawthornden International Fellowship and his poems and stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Gutter, New Writing Scotland and Northwords Now.
His first pamphlet collection, The Heavy Bag, was published in 2011 by Calder Wood Press. In 2013 he contributed to the script of The Happy Lands, a feature film in which he also acted. In 2014 he wrote lyrics George Mackie set to music for The Sair Banes folk trio to arrange and recorded. ‘Anithir Season’, was made into a filmpoem by artist Alastair Cook.
He lives, writes and works as a boxer and an auxiliary nurse in Kirkcaldy, Fife.