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, and the Board of Trustees of StAnza; Scotland's International Poetry Festival. 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 nine poetry collections published - see the Publications page for details. My new 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. In 2016 I became Editor at Postbox Press. A full-length collection of short stories
is scheduled for May 2018 from Postbox Press.
Here's the front cover of the new poetry collection. It will be 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: October 3, 2017