Author Archives: sunnydunny

About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener

Sequencing the collection

When I was publishing poetry collections under the Calder Wood Press imprint I always took a great deal of care placing poems in a sequence I thought made sense. It was one of the things I enjoyed most about publishing. … Continue reading

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Also by Colin Will

First there was Thirteen Ways of Looking At the Highlands (Diehard, 1996) Then came Seven Senses (Diehard, 2000) Mementoliths (Calder Wood Press, 2005) Later replaced by the revised Mementoliths 2 as a Kindle edition (2011). Sushi & Chips (Diehard, 2006) … Continue reading

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The new book

Now that we’re into July I can begin letting people know about my new book, coming from Red Squirrel Press on the 22nd of the month. I’ve checked the proofs, and it’s now being printed, so here’s a preview of … Continue reading

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The back cover

The back cover blurb of a book usually describes the author, sometimes in embarrassingly excruciating detail, sometimes with quotes from the great and the good, or from reviews. Writing a blurb is one of those essential jobs that most authors … Continue reading

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Stepping down

Last weekend I stepped down from my second 3-year term chairing the Boast of Trustees of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival. My involvement with StAnza goes back to 2003, and I first joined the Board the year after that. So … Continue reading

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Past and Present

That’s the title we give to the sessions at StAnza: Scotland’s international poetry festival where a present writer talks about a poet from the past. These events have been a regular feature of the Festival for several years now, and … Continue reading

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Ian Hamilton Finlay, Little Sparta and other matters

I got the Newsletter of the Little Sparta Trust recently and, among other interesting things, there was a link to applications for a Residency this year. I thought about it, indeed I drafted an ‘Expression of Interest’, but at the … Continue reading

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