apple on an orange day (Autolycus Press, 1973)

Felis Domestica: four poems (privately published, 1975)

Rooms (Aquila Press, 1986)

Siva in Lamlash (minimal missive, 1991)

Christmasses (Vennel Press, 1998)

Martial Mottoes (Galdragon Press, 1998) [Translations]

More Martial Mottoes (Galdragon Press, 1999) [Translations]

Five Seasons: 15 haiku (uneven press, 2001)

Sappho Said It (minimal missive, 2002)

Bidie-In: two poems by Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte (uneven press, 2002)

Green Fire & Bright Hopes: Christmas Poems by Diana Hendry & Hamish Whyte (uneven press, 2005)

window on the garden (Essence Press/Botanic Press, 2006)

Heart to Risk: poems by Diana Hendry & Hamish Whyte (uneven press, 2008)

A Bird in the Hand (Shoestring Press, 2008)

The Unswung Axe (Shoestring Press, 2012)

Hannah, Are You Listening? (HappenStance, 2013)

VIII Epigrams, illustrated by Sarah Keast (Sarah Keast, 2014) [Translations from Martial]

Green Fire & Bright Hopes: 12 poems for Christmas by Diana Hendry & Hamish Whyte (Mariscat Press, 2014)

Things We Never Knew (Shoestring Press, 2016)

Now the Robin (HappenStance, 2018)

Poetry ephemera:

Epigrams by Martial (Scottish Poetry Library, 2001)


‘What the Leopard Said’ (Scottish Book Trust, National Poetry Day, 2003) [postcard]

‘Glasgow and You’ (Subway Stanzas, March 2005) [poster]

‘Lovemark’ (Essence Press, 2008) [bookmark]

‘What the Editor Said’ (HappenStance, 2013) [card]

‘The Theatre Royal’s Gorgeous Transformation to the Hall of a Thousand Lights’ (Scottish Opera, 2014) [postcard and poster]

Christmas Carols (music by Malcolm Rudland)

Carol of Joseph (Thames Publishing, 1969)

Mary of the Wilderness (Thames Publishing, 1971)

Poems and translations in the following anthologies and periodicals: Adrian: Scotland Celebrates Adrian Mitchell (Markings Publications), AkrosAkros Verse 1965-1982TheAsphalt Gardenatoms of delight (pocketbooks), Carapace (South Africa), CencrastusChapmanThe Coffee HouseComing & Going (HappenStance), Dada Dance,The Dark HorseEdinburgh ReviewFor Angus (Los Poetry), Fras, The Frogmore Papers, A Gathering for Gael Turnbull (Au Quai),Glasgow HeraldGlasgow University MagazineGrandPianoGutter, Handfast (Scottish Poetry Library), The HeraldThe Hunterian Museum Poems (Freight Design/Hunterian Museum), Into the Forest (Saraband), Lament (Scottish Poetry Library), MarkingsThe Multiverse: an international anthology of science fiction poetry (Shoreline of Infinity Publications/The New Curiosity Shop), NerveA New Orkney AnthologyNew Writing 9 (Vintage), New Writing Scotland 11215, 22, 2631, 32 (ASLS), NomadNorthlightNorthwords Now, 100 Favourite Scottish Love Poems (Luath), 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (Luath/SPL), The Order of Things (pocketbooks), Painted, spoken, Palantir,  Piety and Plum Porridge (Blinking Eye), Poet in the House (Scottish Poetry Library), Poetry ScotlandProspiceSampark (India), Scotia Extremis (Luath), The ScotsmanThe Scottish Dog (Aberdeen University Press), Scottish ReviewSkeinof Geese (The Shed Press), 60/60 (Survivors’ Press), Skinklin StarSouthfieldsTake Five 07 (Shoestring Press), Ten Seasons: explorations in botanics (Scottish Poetry Library/Luath), Tools of the Trade (Scottish Poetry Library), Umbrellas of Edinburgh (Freight), Unsung (Edinburgh online anthology), The Wall Street Journal, TheWallace Muse (Luath), West Coast MagazineWhatever the Sea (Scottish Poetry Library/Polygon), Whigmaleeries (Strathclyde University), Windows for Burns Night 2012 (Roncadora Press), Without Day (pocketbooks), A Year of Scottish Poems (Macmillan), etc.

Many readings and workshops, particularly in relation to Virtual Memories, a collaborative project with James McGonigal; and in partnership with the poet Diana Hendry (specialising in poems about family).

Guest reader, Arvon Foundation, Moniack Mhor, July 2008.

Poetry Day workshop, Moniack Mhor Writers Centre, 21 August 2016 (with Diana Hendry).

(Readings include: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Glasgow West End Festival, Glasgow School of Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Bakehouse (Gatehouse of Fleet), Glasgow Cathedral, Stirling Centre of Poetry, Scottish Poetry Library, Hunterian Museum, Aye Write Festival, Glasgow CCA, etc. etc.)


Lady Castlehill’s Receipt Book: a selection of 18th century fare (Molendinar, 1976)

Four Glasgow Poems (Glasgow Libraries, 1981)

Noise and Smoky Breath: an illustrated anthology of Glasgow poems 1900-1983 (Third Eye 

Centre/Glasgow Libraries, 1983) [4 printings]

Streets of Stone: Glasgow stories (Salamander, 1985). With Moira Burgess

The Scottish Cat (Aberdeen University Press, 1987)

Glasgow Observed: a documentary anthology (John Donald, 1987) With Simon Berry

McGinn of the Calton: the life and works of Matt McGinn (Glasgow Libraries, 1987)

Streets of Gold: contemporary Glasgow stories (Mainstream, 1989) With Moira Burgess

Felt-Tipped Hosannas: Edwin Morgan at Seventy (Third Eye Centre, 1990) With Susan Stewart

A Glasgow Collection: essays in honour of Joe Fisher (Glasgow Libraries, 1990) With Kevin McCarra

About Edwin Morgan (Edinburgh University Press, 1990). With Robert Crawford

Edwin Morgan, Nothing Not Giving Messages (Polygon, 1990)

The Minister’s Cat (Aberdeen University Press, 1991). Illustrated by Barbara Robertson

Mungo’s Tongues: Glasgow Poems 1630-1990 (Mainstream, 1993)

The Gaelic Minister’s Cat (Mercat Press, 1994) With Meg Bateman. Illustrated by Barbara Robertson

Quotations (HarperCollins, 1995: Collins Pocket Reference)

A Scottish Feast: an anthology of food and eating (Argyll, 1996) With Catherine Brown

An Arran Anthology (Mercat, 1997)

Unknown Is Best: a celebration of Edwin Morgan at eighty (Mariscat/Scottish Poetry Library, 2000) With Robyn Marsack

Across the Water: Irishness in modern Scottish writing (Argyll, 2000). With James 

McGonigal and Donny O’Rourke

Back to the Light: new Glasgow poems (Mariscat/Glasgow City Council, 2001) With Donny O’Rourke

My Mum’s a Punk…New Stories and Poems (Scottish Children’s Press/ASLS, 2002) With Theresa Breslin and James McGonigal

Best Scottish Poems of 2004 (Scottish Poetry Library online anthology, 2004)

Into Glasgow: translations and responses (Mariscat, 2006)

Poems United: A Commonwealth Anthology (Scottish Poetry Library/Black and White Publishing, 2007) With Diana Hendry (Shortlisted for the 2008 CLPE Poetry Award)

From Saturn to Glasgow: Fifty Favourite Poems by Edwin Morgan (Carcanet/Scottish Poetry Library, 2008) With Robyn Marsack

Kin: Scottish Poems about Family (Scottish Poetry Library/Polygon, 2009)

Eddie @ 90 (Scottish Poetry Library/Mariscat Press, 2010) With Robyn Marsack

More Words: Gael Turnbull on Poets & Poetry (Shearsman, 2012) With Jill Turnbull

Cat’s Whiskers: 30 years of Mariscat Press (Mariscat Press, 2012) With Diana Hendry

Scottish Cats: an anthology of poems (Birlinn, 2013) Illustrated by James Hutcheson

Ten Poems about Robins (Candlestick Press, 2018)

New Writing Scotland 7 – 11 (ASLS, 1989-93) With Edwin Morgan, Janice Galloway and AL Kennedy

New Writing Scotland 20 – 23 (ASLS, 2003-05) With Moira Burgess and Valerie Thornton