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 went on the back burner until I bought my tenor sax in 2013. I now play soprano, alto and tenor
saxes, clarinet and 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, Word Play, containing twenty stories, will be launched in June 2018.
The Night I Danced With Maya is available from the Red Squirrel Press website and now also from Amazon.
The book cover, and the photo from the night I danced with the actress playing Maya Deren, on the stage of the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.
This wee buik o wee poems has just been published by Poems -For-All in San Diego, CA, for distribution at StAnza 2018. Many thanks to Robert Hansen.
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: April 16, 2018