William Letford

William Letford
Photograph of William Letford © Seppi Preston
William Letford © Seppi Preston



William Letford has an M.Litt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. He was the recipient of a New Writer's Award from the Scottish Book Trust and an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary which allowed him to spend three months in the mountains of northern Italy in 2008, helping to restore a medieval village. His first collection, Bevel, was published by Carcanet Press in 2012. His second collection, Dirt, was published in 2016.

He lives in Stirling.

William Letford reading a selection of his poems at the launch of his first collection, Bevel, at the Scottish Poetry Library on 24 August 2012. Bevel was published by Carcanet Press in 2012 and this recording is made available with their permission.

We were delighted to commission William Letford to write this poem to celebrate the close of The Written World project and the handover to Glasgow 2014.