Maggie Rabatski

Maggie Rabatski
Photograph of Maggie Rabatski by Daniel Kelly
Maggie Rabatski © Daniel Kelly

Biography

Summary

Maggie Rabatski is Hebridean by birth and upbringing and she writes in both Gaelic and English.

Full Biography

Maggie Rabatski is Hebridean by birth and upbringing. She came to Glasgow a long time ago to go to university and has lived in the city’s West End ever since. She was fifty four before she put the first of her poems down on paper but she thinks she was probably writing them in her subconscious long before that.

Her work has been published in various anthologies and magazines including New Writing Scotland, Gutter, Northwords Now and Causeway/Cabhsair. Her first poetry pamphlet Down From The Dance (New Voices Press) was short-listed in the First Book category of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Awards 2011.  Maggie writes in both Gaelic and English;  in 2016 she collaborated with Sheila Templeton and AC Clarke in Owersettin (Tapsalteerie Press), a three-way poetic conversation in English, Scots and Gaelic. 

Poems by Maggie Rabatski