Rody Gorman

Rody Gorman (b. 1960)
Photograph of Rody Gorman © Anna Pettigrew
Rody Gorman © Anna Pettigrew



Rody Gorman was born in Dublin in 1960 and now lives on the Isle of Skye; he writes in and translates between, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. 

Full Biography

Rody Gorman was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1960 and now lives on the Isle of Skye, where he works as creative writing tutor and lecturer, and edits the annual Irish/Scottish poetry journal An Guth. He writes in both Irish and Scottish Gaelic and translates into and between those languages, and his own poetry has been translated into many languages. He has been a writing fellow at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, convenor of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee of Scottish PEN, and served on various other bodies, and received bursaries from the Scottish Arts Council and the Royal Literary Fund, among others.

His first poetry collection was Fax and Other Poems (Polygon, 1996), and his selected poems in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Chernilo, was published by Coiscéim in 2006.

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Fax and Other Poems (Polygon, 1996)

Cùis-Ghaoil (Callander: diehard, 1999)

Bealach Garbh (Baile Atha Cliath: Coiscéim, 1999)

Air a' Charbad fo Thalamh/On the Underground (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2000)

Naomhóga na Laoi (Baile Atha Cliath: Coiscéim, 2003)

Tóithín ag Tláithínteacht (Belfast: Lapwing, 2004)

An Duilleog agus an Crotal (Baile Atha Cliath: Coiscéim, 2004)

Zonda? Khamsin? Sharaav? Camanchaca? (Inbhir Nis: Leabhraichean Beaga, 2006)

Chernilo (Baile Atha Cliath: Coiscéim, 2006)

Eadar Fiaradh is Balbh na h-Oidhche (Callander: diehard, 2007)

Beartan Briste/Burstbroken judgementshroudloomdeeds (Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press, 2011)