Colin Will


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 eight poetry collections published - see the Publications page for details. My forthcoming poetry book - The Night I Danced With Maya - is due out
from 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.

Now it can be revealed: Here's the front cover of my new collection, due to be published on 22nd July. It launches at the Scottish Poetry Library, 1pm. All welcome..

Maya cover

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.

Short stories

Page last updated: July 10, 2017