Toonie Void


'In this remarkable first volume, Kevin Cormack has achieved notheen less than a complete realignment and re-imagining o whit Orcadian poetry can and will be.

'When was wir Orcadian language used wae such delicacy, such invention, and such precision?

'This first collection will become a sought-after collector's item, and a landmark o innovation in the ongoing history o Orcadian verse.'

Dr Simon Hall, The Orcadian, 2nd December 2021

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Twenty-seven new poems by Kevin Cormack, the most exciting Orcadian poet of his generation.


If we say hid is, hid is, that’s hid. No bigsiniss,

jist belief. Afore the words even catch up wae ye.

No trauma tongue, blackened speech bubble

in the blood-brick mooth o Magnus.


An A5 sized, 40 page, soft-cover booklet.

Published 21st September 2021 in an edition of 300.

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Warning: contains strong language.

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Special postal charges apply to this booklet.  Sent out by standard post, costs are £1 within the UK and £3 elsewhere.

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Abersee Press is a small publishing imprint run from a back room of The Longship.  It publishes short runs of lo-fi booklets, generally dedicated to new writing from Orkney.  Its editor is Duncan McLean.