Books

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Floating the Woods (Luath, 2018)
Poems
Available from Luath

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Woodland Orienteering (The Caseroom Press, 2018)
6 word-pairs for an orienteering circuit. Designed by Barrie Tullett

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Silence Before Speech (Knucker Press, 2016)
With Mary Asiedu, Dina Campbell and Jane McKie

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The Solitary Reaper
Buanaiche na h-Aonar
ひとり麦刈る娘
A sequence of seven short poems, written and published for the exhibition Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets, at Kakimoro Bunko, Osaka, Japan
Available via The Big Cartel

THE ROAD NORTH
the road north: a journey around Scotland guided by Basho’s oku-no-hosomichi
by Alec Finlay & Ken Cockburn (Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2014)
Available from Shearsman
Reviews: Effacing the ego and Journey as Poem

THERE WERE OUR OWN THERE WERE THE OTHERS
there were our own there were the others
(morning star & Trust New Art / National Trust, 2014)
23 silent walks in remembrance of the victims of conflict to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War, summer 2014. Alec Finlay, with Ken Cockburn, Edmund Hardy, Alison Lloyd, Amy Shelton, photography by Luke Allan & Hannah Devereux. Winner of the Scottish Design Awards Grand Prix for 2015.

Veined with Shadow Branches
Veined with Shadow Branches (London: Sarah Myerscough Gallery, 2014)
With Andrew Mackenzie
Available via The Big Cartel

WHILE YET WE MAY
While yet we may
Commissioned for the exhibition ‘Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets’, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, 24 May – 2 November 2014; designed, typeset and printed by Luke Allan.

INK
ink
(Dundee: University of Abertay Press, 2011)
Poems and prose, with ~in the fields
Available via The Big Cartel
Reviewed by Ian Stephen, three-live-books

OVERHEARD OVERLOOKED
OVERHEARD OVERLOOKED: found poems (The Caseroom Press, 2012)
Available via The Big Cartel

READING THE STREETS
Reading the Streets
(Edinburgh: duende, 2010)
Six tanka and a sequence of moon haiku.
Illustrated by Libby Walker.

CENTUM
CENTUM: One Hundred Years of Baillie Gifford 1908-2008 (Edinburgh: Fremi Books, 2008)
With David Faithfull

ON THE FLYLEAF
On the flyleaf (Luath, 2007)
Poems
Available from Luath

For “Visions
For “Visions” read “Meteors” : found poems, and an alphabet, from the John Murray Archive (National Library of Scotland
and Perjink Press, 2007)

PARSE AND ELABORATE
Parse and Elaborate
With Eleanor Symms, 2000
Full text available here

SOUVENIRS AND HOMELANDS
Souvenirs and Homelands (Scottish Cultural Press, 1998)
Poems. Shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award 1998.

THE ODYSSEY BOOK
The Odyssey Book (Instant Republic, 1998)
With Alice Cockburn. A child’s retelling of tales from The Odyssey.

ORPHEUS
Orpheus (Red Sharks Press, 1988)
Poems

Translations

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Wo Lyrik zuhause ist, no.19 (Edition Aramo / Versopolis, 2018)
poems by Arne Rautenberg translated from the German by Ken Cockburn

SNAPDRAGON
Snapdragon
(The Caseroom Press, 2012)
poems by Arne Rautenberg translated from the German by Ken Cockburn
Available via The Big Cartel.

FEATHERS AND LIME
Feathers & Lime: translations from the German
(The Caseroom Press, 2007)
Feathers and Lime features work by Thomas Brasch, Rudolf Bussmann, Christine Marendon, Arne Rautenberg and Tina Stroheker. It was shortlisted in the Literature category for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2007.

THE SEASON SWEETENS
The Season Sweetens / Die Saison Versüssend: Football Haiku 2006
(The Caseroom Press, 2006)

Edited

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Word Disco (O | O 3)
(The Caseroom Press, 2017)
A follow up to Overheard Overlooked and Overlooked Overheard. Designed by Barrie Tullett

REVOLUTION AFTER REVOLUTION
revolution after revolution

(The Caseroom Press, 2015)
an anthology of circle poems on the theme of cycling. Texts by John Stocker, circle form suggested by Alec Finlay, edited by Ken Cockburn, designed by Barrie Tullett

OVERLOOKED OVERHEARD
OVERLOOKED OVERHEARD: found poems
(The Caseroom Press, 2015)
A follow-up to OVERHEARD OVERLOOKED

WIDE WAVES SMALL CIRCLES
wide waves small circle: poems by schoolchildren on Lewis and Harris written in response to the exhibition Ian Hamilton Finlay: Sailing Dinghy (Stornoway: An Lanntair, 2011)
Made from a project with schools on Lewis in autumn 2010

I TOOK THAT CHANCE
I Took That Chance: new writing by Aberdeenshire Literacies Partnership adult learners (Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire Council, 2008)

RAVENSCRAIG
RAVENSCRAIG: a collection of, a guide to writing, and a notebook for Mesostic Poems, forming part of the Dysart Artworks project (Kirkcaldy: Fife Council, 2006)

WRITE ON
Write On!: new writing and visual art by young people in Aberdeenshire (Aberdeen: Aberdeenshire Council, 2006)

TWEED RIVERS
Tweed Rivers: new writing and visual art inspired by the rivers of the Tweed catchment (platform projects & Luath Press, 2005)
Edited by Ken Cockburn and James Carter

POET PRINTS
Poet Prints: 24 new portraits of Scottish writers (Scottish Poetry Library, 2005)
Edited by Ken Cockburn and Colin Cavers

INTIMATE EXPANSES
Intimate Expanses: XXV Scottish Poems 1978-2002 (Carcanet, 2004)
Edited by Ken Cockburn and Robyn Marsack

THE DANCERS INHERIT THE PARTY
The Dancers Inherit the Party: Early stories, plays & poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Polygon, 2004)
This fully revised and updated edition of the 1996 Polygon selection of his work is expanded to set Finlay’s earlier poetry in the context of his fiction, short plays, and later uncollected poems. Review: “Dreams of Weeds”

THE ORDER OF THINGS
The Order of Things: an anthology of Scottish sound, pattern and concrete poems (pocketbooks, 2001)
Edited by Ken Cockburn, with Alec Finlay
Reviewed by David Preece

THE JEWEL BOX
The Jewel Box: Contemporary Scottish Poems
(Scottish Poetry Library, 2000)
Audio-CD, edited by Ken Cockburn and Alec Finlay

BRILLIANT CACOPHONY
Brilliant Cacophony: connecting the contemporary of art and architecture on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile (Edinburgh: Scottish Sculpture Trust, 1998)
Edited by Ken Cockburn and Lise Bratton

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