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The Bardo

I’ve started reading George Saunders’ Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln at the Bardo, and it’s impressing me enormously. It concerns the afterlife of Lincoln’s son Willy, who died aged 11. Saunders imagines the afterlife as some form of the Tibetan Bardo … Continue reading

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While I’ve been away…

Uath Lochan, Glen Feshie, Cairngorms. It seems an age, so much has happened in between, but I just don’t seem to have had the time to sit down and write anything bloggable. So this is by way of a catch-up. … Continue reading

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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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