Published by Red Squirrel Press
William Bonar was born in Greenock and has a MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University. He was shortlisted for a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015.
‘The penultimate poem on the heights overlooking Greenock reminds me of William Bonar’s townsman W. S. Graham’s poetry was sourced. The collection here moves between Greenock, the Highlands, Italy, Orkney and South Africa. It remembers comradeship in hiking, maps Scottish literary forebears, stakes out the geography of encountering new love in maturity. Beneath all, like the engineer W.S.Graham’s work before him, there is a sense of the ground felt under the feet, objects in vision gauged soberly by a considering eye.' -Tom Leonard
‘This publication is a long overdue recognition for a poet who deserves wider attention. A collection that sparkles with little hard-won nuggets. In a small handful of words: a lover remembered or a mountain rises. You cannot help trust a poet who treasures the briefest moments in his journey, and works them back to the very essence that will keep them bright always.’ -Jim Carruth