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, Fax and Other Poems (Polygon, 1996) was followed by ten further collections, and a selected poems in Irish and Scottish Gaelic, Chernilo, was published in 2006. Trìtheamhan, a collection of haiku in Gaelic, appeared in 2017.