Samuel Watson is an Aboriginal writer based in Brisbane. 

His poetry collections include Love Poems and Death Threats (UQP, 2014) and Smoke Encrypted Whispers (UQP, 2004), which won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry at the 2005 NSW Premier’s Awards. He was the recipient of the 2018 Patrick White Award.

‘Mud Reckoning’ is part of a collection of ghost stories to be published by UQP in 2023.


Pieces by Samuel Watson

The elsewheres of Charlie Bolt
Edition 68: Getting On

Mud reckoning
Edition 76: Acts of Reckoning

Griffith Review