Ken Cockburn Poet and translator

Ken Cockburn is a poet and translator based in Edinburgh.
After several years at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh, since 2004 he has freelanced, working in schools, colleges, care and community settings, and collaborating with visual artists on book, exhibition and public art projects.
Since 2019 he has worked as Creative Projects Manager with Lapidus Scotland, and also since 2021 as Project Manager for Autumn Voices, an organisation encouraging creativity in older people.
He runs Edinburgh Poetry Tours, guided walks with readings of poems in the city’s Old Town. A new pamphlet, Edinburgh: poems and translations, appeared from The Caseroom Press in 2021.
His poetry collections include On the flyleaf, The Road North (with Alec Finlay) and Floating the Woods. His translations of Christine Marendon’s poems, Heroines from Abroad, was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Award 2019.