Colin Will

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Colin Will (born 1942) is a Scottish poet and publisher. His themes reflect a love of people and the natural world, often in language derived from his scientific background. Will was formerly librarian at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 1988-1998, after which he occupied several positions in senior management. He chaired the Board of the Scottish Poetry Library[1] and was President of the Scottish Library Association in 2000. He also chaired the Board of StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival, from 2006 to 2009, and was re-elected Chair for a further term in 2014. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013.

Published works[edit]

  • Thirteen ways of looking at the Highlands and more, Diehard, 1996
  • Landings : poems from Normandy, Calder Wood Press, 1998
  • The flowers of scotland, Calder Wood Press, 1998
  • Roundabout Livingston : local poems, Calder Wood Press, 1998
  • Painted fruits : poems, Calder Wood Press, 1998
  • Seven senses, Diehard, 2000
  • Sushi & chips, Diehard, 2006
  • The floorshow at the Mad Yak Café, Red Squirrel Press, 2010
  • The propriety of weeding, Red Squirrel Press, 2012
  • The year's six season : poems, Calder Wood Press, 2013


  1. ^ "Colin Will". Scottish Poetry Library. Retrieved 25 January 2014.