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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

A Tunnel of Love

"Sets a standard against which you will measure your future reading - for structure, for narrative control, for language, for new ways of writing about being human." - D A Prince Here is a new and gripping poetic voice, delivering a sequence of sonnets of remarkable power and subtlety. These intense...

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HEM AND HEID: Ballads, Sangs, Saws, Poems

"Simply a delight" - James Roderick Burns These poems and translations, written over the course of a decade, cross centuries, continents and cultures, transmitting signals and carrying echoes as they go. From the Old Testament to René Magritte, from Joni Mitchell to Saint Sebastian, from the slave t...

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A Tapsalteerie Touer

Kettillonia is delighted and honoured to publish a small selection from the work of the late Andrew Tannahill, poet, translator and friend of some of the leading figures of the Scottish Renaissance, including Hugh MacDiarmid, J.D. Fergusson, Hamish Henderson and Douglas Young. Tannahill, descended f...

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Homages to Kettillonia

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On Sair Heid City

"O ony wrytin Scots the day, this maun be the name ti watch - a byordnar talent, an nae mistake... Gin whit's in the pam...

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