A ROOFER turned poet who writes poetry on the roofs of buildings he has worked on has landed a lucrative publishing deal.
William Letford, 34, Stirling, who works as a full-time roofer, has earned a name for himself in the poetry world for writing on the roofs of buildings.
But the 34-year-old’s bizarre creativity has paid off as he has secured a deal with Carcanet Press for his first volume of poetry, called Bevel.
He said: “I was already writing poems when I started working as a roofer with the family firm. I decided to write poems on to the roofs that I was working on, often on to the joists or under the slates.
“When someone comes across it they might not understand it or appreciate it, but I love the idea that 100 years from now someone might discover what I’ve written.”
Letford’s poetry primarily reflects his work as a labourer and was featured in the Edinburgh Book Festival last year.