Well, hello there.

I am a poet. There, I said it. I’m also a storyteller, script-writer and most recently, a spoken word artist based in Derbyshire.

In 2016 I graduated from the University of Derby with a first class degree in BA Creative Writing, and now currently works as a freelance copywriter and social media executive. My true passion, however, is poetry. In the past I’ve had several poems published in anthologies with United Press and Dream Catcher magazine but my most recent publication is my debut poetry collection ‘Wallflower’.

Wallflower is a journey through self-discovery to the realisation of the world around you. It is a greeting to those with a fear of belonging, an invitation to outsiders looking in, warm hugs to anyone who has ever loved and lost. A collection of twenty-one poems, brought to you by a fistful of passion from a chaotic mind.

“Ash Watson conjures a fantastic picture with an agile mind and expeditious pen. Well written, clear, and engaging. Would recommend to anyone looking for an up-and-coming writer of considered poetry.”

“A wonderful array of writing, draws you right in! A fantastic writer!”

“A beautiful collection.”

“Extremely well written, descriptive and full of emotion.”

“Quirky, honest and full of emotion.”

“I wanted more!”

Wallflower is available to order from Amazon now. Paperback and Kindle versions are available. Kindle Unlimited users can bag themselves a free copy.


I have set myself a challenge. A daily blog post for a whole year. Yes, that means for the entirety of 2017, you will be able to read a new blog post every single day on Ash Watson Poetry. Make sure to check back here at 9pm (BST) to see the new posts or read back over the ones you’ve missed!


I’ve recently started dipping my toes into the world of performance poetry. To stay up to dates with gigs and events just follow me on Facebook, Twitter or keep checking back on my daily blog posts.