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This is the website and blog of Edinburgh-based poet, translator, editor and writing tutor Ken Cockburn.

“These ‘woods’ are entirely welcoming and entirely unfamiliar. The poems are spare and exuberant at the same time, with such variety of response to the endlessly fascinating world of the poet’s imagination. The reader cannot help but be exhilarated by this collection.’
Lydia Harris, on Floating the Woods

“Every so often I come across a book of poems that is irresistible for the absolute ‘rightness’ of its project; a book that has that unerring quality of integrity, craft and communication with the reader; a book that’s doing something slightly out of the ordinary, but wearing that difference in an unostentatious manner. This was that book for me. A delight.” Andy Brown, on The Road North

“From the outset, I find the poems, their ingredients and flavour, and your meticulous joy with words, a delight.”
Stewart Conn, on On the flyleaf

“It is refreshing to read contemporary poetry of such rare grace and compassion… a welcome contribution to the literature of our nomadic century.” Tom Hubbard, on Souvenirs and Homelands



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Ken Cockburn's website & blog