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A sympathetic, if quite unsentimental, treatment of the natural world, or the rural one at least, does run throughout his poetry, but so do the themes of love, family relationships, the nature and power of art, and that time-honoured subject of poetry – the fragility and transitoriness of life itself… His art is often the elegant understatement which seems to deny art, but which is in fact one of its highest forms. — David McCordick, Scottish Literature in the Twentieth Century


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Against The Light
Mariscat, 2016

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The Touch of Time: New and Selected Poems
Bloodaxe, 2014

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Estuary
Mariscat Press, 2012

The Breakfast Room                              
Bloodaxe 2010
2011 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Poetry Book of the Year


The Loving Cup
Mariscat Press, 2007

Ghosts At Cockcrow                              
Bloodaxe 2005

Stolen Light: Selected Poems
Bloodaxe 1999

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About his poems there hover ghosts of rhymes, as if the world is held together by a certain frailty, to which the main answers are love and compassion.  His is the poetry of a concerned, humane man, who recognises that our virtues are hard fought for and that our good fortune is very vulnerable and brittle. — Iain Crichton Smith, The Scotsman 


In the Blood

In The Blood
Bloodaxe 1995


Luncheon of the Boating Party At the Aviary
Snailpress (South Africa) 1995

Luncheon of the Boating Party The Luncheon Of The Boating Party
Bloodaxe 1992

In The Kibble Palace
Bloodaxe 1987

Under the Ice

Under The Ice
Hutchinson 1978


An Ear to the Ground An Ear To The Ground
Hutchinson 1972

Stoats in the Sunlight Stoats In The Sunlight
Hutchinson 1968

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