Skip to content



‘Jim Wilson…you are a true poet. There are very few.’
Kathleen Raine

The Loutra Hotel: ‘A poet whom I admire.’
—Patricia Oxley, Acumen;

‘Wilson [is] a sharp-eyed observer of the contemporary scene.’
—Robert Nye, The Scotsman.

The Happy Land: ‘an extremely interesting series… affectionate and agreeable.’
—Allan Massie, The Sunday Times

Cellos in Hell: ‘…well worth reading… The writing is firm, well-directed, economical.’
—Edwin Morgan, Cencrastus;

‘…technically-accomplished, and highly readable … unflinching … grittily contemporary…’
—Mario Relich, Lines Review;

‘These are tough-imaged poems, yet well-crafted; formal and free verse being used as and when the occasion arises… The poems which reflect the conformity of suburbia, both in a mental and physical sense, are excellent. Wilson seems to have a real sense of what poetry is about.’
—Patricia Oxley, Acumen;

‘I find Jim C Wilson’s poems subtle yet unpretentious, humorous yet realistic.’
—Tessa Ransford

Paper Run: ‘A cracker of a little collection by a widely published and too-little known poet’
—Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday

Will I Ever Get to Minsk?:   ‘…we are in the hands of a master.’ 
– Richie McCaffery (Sphinx).
Come Close and Listen: ‘Wilson is a craftsman above all…’
– Richie McCaffery (Northwords Now). 
‘This volume is one which demands to be heard, and the closer it is read, the more readers will hear.’ 
– Rebecca Newborn (University of Edinburgh Journal).
‘Technically adroit, sometimes nippy, more often touching, Jim C Wilson’s poems are full of acute observations.’ 
– James Robertson.