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Simon's work has appeared in a number of books, most notably in his debut poetry collection. Browse his entire bookshelf here.


Scallywag Press, 2023

A Passing On of Shells

This is Simon's debut poetry collection, published in a beautiful gift edition by Scallywag Press, fully-illustrated by the incomparable Chris Riddell. It's a stunning book to hold, to read, to keep.

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Simon Lamb Creative, 2021

When the Universe Creaks

This is a professionally self-published bind-up of five poetry sequences, gathering writing from 2019 through 2021, including Simon's popular Poems for a Year of Coasts and Waters.

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Simon Lamb Creative, 2019

Cathedral Sky

This is Simon's first-ever poetry pamphlet, self-published to tie in with the poet's first-ever tour around Scotland at the end of 2019.



Tapsalteerie, 2023


Simon's prize-winning poem The Working Birds appears in this book of contemporary poems all written in – or responding to – the well-known verse form, the Burns stanza / Standard Habbie.

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Scottish Book Trust, 2021


Simon's popular performance poem Friday Night Treat appeared in this mass-produced book from Scottish Book Trust, freely available throughout Book Week Scotland in 2021.


Byre Writers, 2020


Simon's short poem A Slice of the Sun appeared in this themed anthology from the Byre Writers.

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Crowvus, 2018

Pictures Launched
a Thousand Words

Simon's damp-walk-home poem Downpour – inspired by a sketch rediscovered years after its creation – appeared in this anthology by Crowvus.

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Homespun Theatre, 2012

A Patchwork of Fairytales

Simon's retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Most Incredible Thing appeared in this anthology eBook by Homespun Theatre.


Young Writers, 2007

Mini Sagas: Southern Scotland

Simon's first-ever appearance in print with a piece called Hollow . . . written in exactly fifty words. Hmmm. Sound familiar? ;-)

Levitating Books

As Editor

North Ayrshire Council, 2021

Green Be the Woods,
Red Be the Fire

A pamphlet of some of the work produced by S1 pupils at Garnock Community Campus as the result of the inaugural "Stoorie Stories".

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St Leonards Junior School, 2019

We Are The Words

A beautifully-presented anthology of poetry by children, featuring an entry from every participant in the "We Are The Words" project at St Leonards Junior School, Fife.

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