Poetry at the Football for Book Week Scotland 2015

We took poetry to the pitches to mark the launch of Book Week Scotland and encourage fans to read something new. Poems by Scottish poet and former roofer William Letford were played at half-time over the tannoy at St Mirren on Friday night and featured in match programmes and shared on social media at Celtic, Hearts, Dundee United, and Partick Thistle on Saturday.

If you couldn't make it to the match, you can watch the videos online.


 Thurs hunnurs a burds oan the roof by William Letford  


Walking for work in the winter by William Letford

Becoming by William Letford

We are by William Letford

Wit is it by William Letford


If you'd like to discover more of William's poetry, read The grain by William Letford, commissioned in response to creative writing workshops with Crisis Skylight for Book Week Scotland.