William Letford

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



William Letford’s debut collection Bevel was published by Carcanet in 2012. 

Full Biography

He has received a New Writer’s Award from the Scottish Book Trust, an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary, and a Creative Scotland Artists’ Bursary. He has taken part in translation projects through Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine, and has completed successful residencies in Haileybury Imperial Service College and the Burns House Museum. In 2014 a chapbook of his poetry Potom Koža Toho Druhého was translated in Slovakian and published by Vertigo. His work has appeared on radio and television and his second full collection Dirt was published by Carcanet in 2016.

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.