Brian Docherty


Brian Docherty was born in Glasgow in 1953, and lives in north London. He has worked as a civil servant, hospital storeman, market trader, creative writing tutor and university lecturer. His first book of poems, Armchair Theatre, was published by Hearing Eye Press in 1999.


Keith Blount, Weekly Post

By turns elegiac, serious and funny, Docherty places descriptions of childhood and growing up against a wonderfully evoked background of popular culture and politics.

Ian MacMillan, The Wide Skirt

Brian Docherty writes well about politics and survival/exile

Vernon Scannell, Ambit

It is a pleasure to find work that has something to say with wit and perspicuity.