Ron Scowcroft

Originally from Greater Manchester, Ron has lived in the Lancaster area since 1985. After a career in teaching and several years in academic research he began writing poetry in 2006. He gained his PhD (JG Ballard and visual art) in 1997.


His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, prize winners’ anthologies and literary websites.


Ron won first prize in the Frogmore Competition (2020), joint first prize in the McLellan Poetry Competition (2013) and has been highly commended in The Yorkshire Open (2012) and by Magma (2011). His poems have been longlisted twice in the National Poetry Competition and have gained longlistings from Strokestown and Bridport.

Ron is a founder member of Lancaster based April Poets.

Sample poem: Sharing Territories

Oversteps publications

Second Glance (2022)