Photo courtest Anna Dickie
I was born in Edinburgh in 1942, and I now live in Dunbar. I have a scientific background,
and that colours my outlook on the world. I chaired the Board of the
Scottish Poetry Library for four years, and the Board of Trustees of StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, for six years.
I'm also part of the team behind Dunbar's CoastWord Festival.
While I was at school I took up clarinet and later alto sax, but the music was on the back burner until I bought my tenor sax in 2013. I now play soprano, alto and tenor
saxes, clarinet and, most recently, bass clarinet.
I've had eight poetry collections and one haibun collection published - see the Publications page for details. My latest poetry book - The Night I Danced With Maya - was published by
Red Squirrel Press on 22nd July 2017, to coincide with my 75th birthday. I've also become a short story writer and had my first short story booklet published
in 2016 by Postbox Press, the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press. A full-length short story collection is due to be published in May 2018. In 2016 I became Editor at Postbox Press.
Here's the front cover of the new poetry collection. It is available from the Red Squirrel Press website.
I run The Open Mouse poetry webzine.
Check out the e-books page for Kindle editions.
I'm active on Facebook (Colin Will) and Twitter (@colindwill), and I blog as Sunny Dunny.
Page last updated: January 4, 2018