Publications

Anthologies

Bright Pebbles – An anthology of Shetland writing.

White Below – Writing on Shetland’s fishing history.

Drawings by John Cumming

Mailboats – a collaborative project involving poets and visual artists from Orkney and Shetland.

Artists and poets were paired randomly.

Each artist made a flotation device to contain a poem.

The poems were launched from a fishing boat off Skerries in Shetland.

Working the Map

Sponsored by RSPB, Orkney Nature Festival and Cape Farewell, “Working the Map” is an anthology of writings, poems and illustrations about islanders in a changing environment.

It includes conversations with farmers and fishermen as well as essays by naturalists and archival observations.

The drawings for this publication were done as a visual diary in a small handmade sketchbook crafted by Fiona Cumming.

The book includes poems by Morag MacInnes, Yvonne Gray and Pamela Beasant.

Children’s books

Peerie Boat – Children’s story in dialect.

Ellie an da Sail Needle – Children’s story by Iris Sandison.

Drawings by John Cumming

Mystery at Da Laird’s Haa – An adventure story by Bjorn Sandison with drawings by John Cumming.

Collaborations with Poets

Edited by John Cumming

Alias Isobel – an Orkney narrative.

Poems by Morag MacInnes.

Drawings by John Cumming

Joy o Creation – Poems by Stella Sutherland.

Drawings by John Cumming

Le Testament – Co-edited with Mark Ryan Smith.

Reflections – Collaborative work with poet Yvonne Gray; a collection of poems and drawings from the landscape of Ootertoon, near Stromness.

The publication is dedicated to the late Sylvia Wishart.