William Hershaw is a poet, musician and songwriter. Born at Newport on Tay in 1957, he studied English at Edinburgh University before becoming a teacher. He is currently Principal Teacher of English at Beath High School. His early poems in Scots were published by the Aberdeen University Press in 1988 in Four Fife Poets along with John Brewster, Harvey Holton and Tom Hubbard. In 1998 the Scottish Cultural Press published The Cowdenbeath Man, poems in Scots and English. His work featured in the anthology Dream State - The New Scottish Poets edited by Donny O’Rourke and published by Polygon in 1994 and 2002. Fifty Fife Sonnets and Makars (tribute poems to the poets of the twentieth century Scots literary renaissance) were published by Akros in 2006 and 2007.
William Hershaw’s latest book is Johnny Aathin, a collection of prose and poetry describing the life of a Fife Mining Village.