Marcas Mac an Tuairneir (Mark Spencer Turner) works in Gaelic, English and Polari.
Modern poetry in Scottish Gaelic begins with the brilliant, controversial figure of Alexander MacDonald, better known as Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair.
Donald MacAulay was a poet, scholar and linguist, whose distinguished academic career culminated in holding the Chair of Celtic at the University of Glasgow.
Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh is a Gaelic language poet and commentator.
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Martin MacIntyre grew up in Lenzie, near Glasgow, his father being originally from South Uist.
Pàdraig MacAoidh / Peter Mackay is originally from the Isle of Lewis; he lectures in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, and has written widely on Scottish and Irish poetry.
Though able only to dictate rather than write his poetry, Rob Donn made an important contribution to the Gaelic poetic tradition as he lived through the changes of the eighteenth century in the north-west Highlands.
Sorley MacLean's mastery of his chosen medium and his engagement with the European poetic tradition and European politics make him one of the major Scottish poets of the modern era.
Aonghas MacNeacail has been a leading voice in Gaelic poetry for decades, as poet, and as a regular literary commentator in print and on Gaelic radio. He is also a songwriter, screen writer and librettist.
Kevin MacNeil is a novelist, poet and playwright, now lecturing in creative writing at the University of Stirling.