Category: Book

  • makar/unmakar: twelve contempoary poets in scotland

    makar/unmakar: twelve contempoary poets in scotland

    Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland is an anthology published by Tapsalteerie, which I had the pleasure of editing in 2019. As I write in the blurb: Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland showcases a dozen of the most vital poets living and writing in Scotland today. These are makars in the true sense: poet…

  • fiat ontology: a ‘pataphysical proteus playthrough

    fiat ontology: a ‘pataphysical proteus playthrough

    READ IT HERE! A high-concept homemade minimalist poetry pamphlet based on 2013 indie game Proteus. From the booklet itself: fiat ontology: a ‘pataphysical proteus playthrough takes its compositional cues from the syzygy and clinamen of ‘pataphysics, the litanies of object-oriented ontology and the tactile poetics of Scottish minimalism to render in poem-booklet form a playthrough…

  • Poems in Anthologies

    Poems in Anthologies

    Sleekit: Contemporary poems in the Burns stanza, edited by Lou Selfridge, Tapsalteerie, 2024. Buy it here. Hit Points: An anthology of video game poetry, edited by Aaron Kent and Matthew Haigh, Broken Sleep Books, 2020. Buy it here. Virtual Oasis: An anthology of human-AI responses, edited by Dan Power, Trickhouse Press, 2021. Buy it here.…

  • Glasgow Flourishes

    Glasgow Flourishes

    Commissioned performance, TEDxGlasgow, 2014 8pp pamphlet, Tapsalteerie, 2014 (edition of 60) OUT OF PRINT.

  • Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism

    Know Yr Stuff: Poems on Hedonism

    32pp pamphlet published by Tapsalteerie, 2014. OUT OF PRINT. Teaser poems: the worst of my faults is a certain impatient gaiety of disposition I’m trying to pass the man in the superheated tent with my life, then all goes hazy so I go on a long vacation close my eyes and sway to the state…

  • Occasional Poems 2012-2019

    Occasional Poems 2012-2019

    60pp book published by Speculative Books, 2020. BUY IT HERE! Teaser poems: On When You Are Told, While Very Hungover, That Michael Phelps Has An Armspan Of Six Feet And Four Inches, Whereupon You Reply, In Your Astonishment, ‘He Could Just Hold Me!’, Thereafter Being Challenged To Write A Poem On The Subject, And Later…



    32pp pamphlet published by SPAM Press, 2019. BUY IT HERE! > ‘In PORTS, Calum Rodger moulds together video games and well-known poems of the 20th century, and these hybrid creatures are fond, funny, extraordinary explorations into popular culture. At once known and strange, hilarious and serious, sweet and dark, these poems will make your thumbs…

  • lumpCuts: AI Poetics

    lumpCuts: AI Poetics

    lumpCuts is a series of handmade short-run poetry pamphlets produced using a GPT-2 instance trained on ‘The Lump’, a messy dataset comprising ‘every poem I’ve ever written ever’. To date four sequences have been made, which you can read in their entirety in pdf form below: lumpCuts001: night burns (16 degrees) (edition of 16) lumpCuts002:…