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Taproot Press is an Edinburgh-based publisher committed to presenting challenging, contemporary voices from both Scotland and beyond.

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Taproot Press was started by two University of Edinburgh students, Patrick and Dani, with the help of experienced editor Jennie Renton and poets Robert Alan Jamieson and Miranda Pearson.

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‘Brian Holton is the living master of literary Scots […] These are beautiful lyric poems.’  Kathleen Jamie

The latest book by the Sarah Maguire Prize-winning poet and translator Brian Holton, Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds is a collection of Scots translations of poetry by Li Bai and Du Fu, two of the most renowned poets of Ancient China.

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Taproot Press is an independent, Edinburgh-based publisher of challenging, contemporary literature from Scotland and around the world.

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