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"At a time when the poetry equivalent of the corporate big boys are playing it safer than ever, it's a genuine cause for rejoicing that small presses in Scotland can produce work of this quality." [NorthWords]

In the last two decades Scottish poetry has received a much-needed shot in the arm from an explosion in pamphlet-publishing, helped by the establishment of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award (see www.scottish-pamphlet-poetry.com) and a general recognition that small is not just beautiful but also efficient in connecting readers with quality writing.

Kettillonia has played its part in these developments, and continues to do so. The imprint was launched in 1999 and we don't have as much time to dedicate to it as we did back then but our aim is the same as it ever was – to put 'original, adventurous, neglected and rare writing' into print. We think that what we have planned for 2016 and beyond keeps to that agenda.

Read more about our titles, past and present, on this website. If you're tempted to buy, remember that Kettillonia publications tend not to be around for long: of the backlist titles still available, several are down to the last few copies, so buy now if you don't want to be disappointed later.

New Titles

Ayont the Dyke

"These feisty, lithe, little poems prove that Aonghas Dubh, Kettillonia, and the collection of linguistic phenomena known as the Scots tongue are all very much alive and kicking". (Christie Williamson, Sphinx) "Terrific stuff" (Helena Nelson, Sphinx) Borders-based Skyeman Aonghas MacNeacail, now a s...

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Ellie writes and speaks of her native Dundee with total committment and honesty. her work is widely admired, but till now she has only had one collection published, The Gangan Fuit. This new pamphlet contains work that has appeared in Chapman as well as previously unpublished poems (16 pages). Sampl...

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Drum of Stone

Drum of Stone is Kettillonia’s first full-length book publication. It is a selection of the work of the celebrated Guatemalan Maya Indian poet Humberto Ak’abal, reproducing his poetry in English and Scots translation (from the Spanish) alongside examples of his work in the original K’iche’. Drum of ...

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