Ken Cockburn


Ken Cockburn is a freelance poet, translator, editor and writing tutor based in Edinburgh, who regularly collaborates with visual artists on book, exhibition and public art projects. Recent publications include Veined with Shadow-branches, with painter Andrew Mackenzie; While yet we may, made for the exhibition Wordsworth & Basho: Walking Poets at Dove Cottage, Grasmere; and The Road North: a journey round Scotland guided by Basho’s oku-no-hosomichi, with Alec Finlay, all 2014. Out of Books (Out-of-books) was another collaboration with Finlay, inspired by Boswell and Johnson’s famous ‘tour’ to the Hebrides of 1773; they are currently working on a book.