William Neill (poet)
- For other persons named William Neill, see William Neill.
Neill was born in Prestwick, Ayrshire and educated at Ayr Academy. After service in the RAF, he took an Honours degree in Celtic studies and English at Edinburgh University. He was a frequent contributor to Catalyst and Gairm magazines and subsequently became the second editor of Catalyst. As a young writer, he studied the poets of the Scottish Renaissance, and viewed 'modern assertions that "Scots was dying in the time of Burns" as the assertions of dyed-in-the-wool townies.
- Scotland's Castle, Reprographia (Gordon Wright), 1969
- Four Points of a Saltire, Reprographia (Gordon Wright), 1970
- Then and Now: poems and songs, W. Neill
- Poems, Akros Publications, 1970
- Despatches Home, Reprographia (Gordon Wright), 1972, ISBN 0-903065-07-X
- Wild Places: Poems in Three Leids, Luath Press, 1985
- Making Tracks: and other poems, Gordon Wright Publishing, 1988, ISBN 0-903065-65-7
- Straight Lines, Blackstaff Press, 1992, ISBN 0-856404756
- Tales frae the Odyssey o Homer, Saltire Society, 1992, ISBN 0-854110496
- Selected Poems, 1969-1992, Canongate Press, 1994, ISBN 978-0-86241-476-4
- A Hantle o Romanesco Sonnets bi Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1791-1863), Burnside Press, 1995, ISBN 0-9527288-0-X
- Galloway Landscapes: poems, URR Publications, 1981, ISBN 978-0-9507609-0-2; Previous Parrot Press, 1997
- Caledonian Cramboclink, Luath Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-946487-53-0
- "William Neill, Poet". The Herald. 11 April 2010.
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