Welcome to the website of Stewart Henderson

Poet, Songwriter and Broadcaster

Stewart Henderson is a poet, songwriter and broadcaster. Born in Liverpool, Stewart was part of the ‘second wave’ of Merseyside poets, following on the trail set by Roger McGough, Brian Patten and the late Adrian Henri. Stewart’s poetry for adults runs into nine collections and has been broadcast on numerous BBC Radio & TV programmes. And The Sunday Times described Stewart’s children’s poetry as ‘essential reading’.

As a songwriter, both Q and Mojo magazines, respectively, have placed his material in the same league as Randy Newman and Radiohead, whilst BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris has praised his ‘outstanding lyrical intelligence’.

And as a broadcaster, (both presenter, and producer), Stewart not only hosted, ‘gem of the airwaves’ - Questions, Questions for ten years on BBC Radio 4 but also has been responsible for crafting and scripting various, critically acclaimed features and documentaries, including ones for BBC Radio 2 and The World Service, picking up a Sony Award nomination along the way.

Stewart Henderson

Photo: John de Garis


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Radio Tunings…

Stewart continues his 15-year association with one of BBC Radio 4’s ‘jewels’, when he presents Pick Of The Week on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 6th December @ 6.15pm.

The following week, Sunday 13th December @ 6.05am and 11.30pm, Stewart will be back on Radio 4 presenting Something Understood, with Carol contributing sublime readings.   This programme is a repeat of Stewart’s 2013 interview with author and former Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway.

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Now starring as…

Bloomsbury Publishing have produced Stewart’s poem ‘Somewhere In The Library’, from their anthology - Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble - (poems chosen by Paul Cookson), as a download poster for schools and libraries with wonderful artwork by Eilidh Muldoon.  Poster available from bit.ly/3ksd2n6

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‘Somewhere In The Library’

‘Somewhere In The Library’, Stewart’s poem from A Poet’s Notebook…has just been published in Bloomsbury’s new anthology of ‘magical poems’, Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble, along with two other of Stewart’s poems.   Here is the lad himself reading the poem, which was part of a special presentation for this year’s National Poetry Day.

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