Colin Waters

Colin Waters was born and grew up in Midlothian, and studied English at the University of St Andrews. Trained as a librarian, he worked as a journalist and Deputy Editor of the Scottish Review of Books before he joined the Scottish Poetry Library in 2012. As Communications Manager, his tasks include running the SPL Twitter feed and also masterminding the podcast programme. Be the First to Like This was his first venture into poetry editing/anthologising.

Caledonian Antisyzygy: Seven Contemporary Scottish Poets

When Kent MacCarter asked me whether I’d be interested in selecting some of the younger Scottish poets for readers to sample in Cordite Poetry Review, of course I agreed … I like the way this magazine takes its introductions seriously, and wants to bring the rest of the world to Australia and vice versa. I’m the Director of the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, and there is a lot going on at the SPL, especially during the summer when the festivals are on and the desk is the last place you’re sitting.

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