Will was born in London and raised in Buckinghamshire. He didn’t finish his English degree, choosing instead to start an ill-fated band with his brother. He likes sports and birds and is Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River.
He was named as one of the 4 Faber & Faber New Poets for 2014 with his debut pamphlet, praised in The Guardian for its ‘quiet intelligence and subtle ways of seeing’, in that series published in October 2014.
His second pamphlet was published as part of the Clutag Press 5 Poems series in early 2016.
In 2018, he collaborated with the composer and musician Erland Cooper on a version of the song Maalie on Cooper’s critically-acclaimed album Solan Goose.
Will regularly performs at festivals around the country including Port Eliot, Green Man, Glastonbury and Curious Arts Festival, and his poems have appeared in Ambit, Five Dials, Structo, The Independent on-line and Agenda.
Photography by Stacey Yates.