Welcome to the website of Mariscat Press and Hamish Whyte. Here you’ll find information about Hamish Whyte as a poet, including details of and samples from his books, as well as samples of Mariscat Press publications and ordering and submission guides.

You can also find out about Mariscat Mentors, a new mentoring service for both new and established poets, with Mariscat’s assistant Editor, the poet Diana Hendry.

Mariscat Press

Mariscat CatMariscat is now one of the longest-running self-funded small presses in Scotland, known for its tastefully designed publications and a quality backlist which includes work by figures such as Douglas Dunn, Diana Hendry, Stewart Conn, Jackie Kay and Michael Longley, as well as many publications by Edwin Morgan, Whyte’s friend for over 30 years.

Recent Publications

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Hamish Whyte

Hamish Whyte is known for his highly individual style, at once immediate and unexpected. His four collections have been published by Shoestring Press, most recently Paper Cut (2020). HappenStance Press has published two of Whyte’s pamphlets and Morgan & Me, a personal and evocative memoir of Whyte’s decades-long friendship with the poet Edwin Morgan.