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.
Mariscat 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.
Hamish Whyte is known for his highly individual style, at once immediate and unexpected. Four collections have been published by Shoestring Press: Paper Cut (2020); Things We Never Knew (2016); The Unswung Axe (2012) and A Bird in the Hand (2008). HappenStance Press has published two of Whyte’s pamphlets, Morgan & Me, a personal and evocative memoir of Whyte’s decades-long friendship with the poet Edwin Morgan and, most recently Testimonies (Scotland 1623-1965) a sequence of found poems based on the historic records of Scottish Criminal Courts.