Julian Colton

Julian Colton
Julian Colton
Julian Colton



Julian Colton has lived in the Borders region for over twenty-five years. He offers workshops in creative writing, organises community literary events, and is an editor of The Eildon Tree magazine. 

Full Biography

Julian Colton was born in Manchester and has an MA in American Literature from Keele University. Although born in England, he has lived in the Scottish Borders region for over twenty-five years. His poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including Stand, Rialto, Northwords Now and Poetry Scotland and he has five collections of poetry.

Colton has extensive experience in delivering literacy and cross-curricular projects in primary and secondary schools, and has been involved in projects across Scotland.  He was CREATE Writer in Residence for Dumfries and Galloway in 2008/2009 and one of the lead poets at the Abbotsford Poetry Showcase readings. He co-edits The Eildon Tree magazine, contributing with articles and reviews.

Poems by Julian Colton

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Something for the Weekend (Scottish Borders Council, 2001)
Two Che Guevaras (Scottish Borders Council, 2007)
Everyman Street (Smokestack Publishing, 2009)
Cold Light of Morning (Cultured Llama Publishing, 2015)