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


Latest news

Roger McGough and Stewart Henderson - ‘Safety In Numbers’

@ The cornerHOUSE Theatre, 116 Douglas Road, Surbiton, Surrey. KT6 7SB. Friday 26th November @ 7.30pm. Tickets @ £17.50 available from the theatre’s website. Because of Covid restrictions, only limited seats available, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Read more

New poem - 'No Shows Booked At Present'

A January 2021 poem inspired by that poignant notice currently prevalent on many performers’ websites.

Read and watch the poem

Read more

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

Read more