David Wheatley is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The President of Planet Earth (Carcanet, 2017). He has also written a critical study, Contemporary British Poetry (Palgrave, 2015) and edited the poetry of Samuel Beckett for Faber and Faber. He lives with his wife and son in rural Aberdeenshire.
Born in Paisley in 1948, Ian Nimmo White is a poet and editor who played an active part in Fife’s literary life before retiring to Angus.
Walt Whitman's declared purpose was 'mainly… to put a Person, a human being (myself, in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century, in America,) freely, fully and truly on record.' He was both sublime and ridiculous, and an influence on subsequent generations, from Robert Louis Stevenson to the Beat poets.
Elsa Wiezell is a poet, teacher and painter, born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She spent her childhood in Zeballos Cué, before attending the National University of Asuncion, where she completed a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Literature in 1950.
After graduating, Wiezell taught psychology in Asunción, and later at the University of Columbia. A dedicated advocate of Paraguayan arts and culture, she was involved in the founding of the Paraguay Modern Art Museum, the journal The Feminist (as editor), and the Belle Arts School, where she served as director from 1965 to 1977.
Over four decades her output has been prolific. Among her best known works are Puente sobre el Río Tepecué (Bridge Over the Tapecué River) and Temblor de Acacias (Tremor of Acacias).
Jayne Wilding is a poet, a teacher of yoga and a facilitator of writing workshops, particularly in areas relating to health and wellbeing.
Anne Wilkinson was born in 1910 in Toronto and grew up in London, Ontario. Part of the modernist movement in Canadian poetry in the 1940s and 1950s, she published two books of poetry, Counterpoint to Sleep (1951) and The Hangman Ties the Holly (1955). She also wrote a family history, Lions in the Way: A Discursive History of the Oslers (1956) and Swann and Daphne (1960). She became literary editor of Here and Now magazine in 1949, and was also founding editor of The Tamarack Review in 1956. Wilkinson died, from lung cancer, in 1961.
2004 saw the publication of Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson (1924–1961), edited by Dean Irvine. The Essential Anne Wilkinson, selected and introduced by Ingrid Ruthig, published by Porcupine's Quill in 2014.
Colin Will is a poet with a background in science and libraries who has made a great contribution to Scotland’s poetry institutions, publishing and festivals in the first part of the 21st century.
C.K. Williams, poet and translator, teaches on the creative writing programme at Princeton and lives for part of the year in France. He has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Repair (2000) and the National Book Award for The singing (2003). His Collected Poems (2006) and Wait (2010) are recent UK publications from Bloodaxe.
Aaron Williamson is inspired by his experience of becoming deaf and by a politicised yet humorous sensibility towards disability.