These poems, crafted during a period of intense upheaval, both personal and ultimately creative, reflect the poet’s myriad identities, including LGBTQ themes, as well as those of diaspora, the urban and Gaeldom’s emergent cosmopolitanism.
Characterized by Mac an Tuairneir’s confessional style, Dùileach: Elemental is the culmination of a triad of volumes, begun with previous publications Deò. and Lus na Tùise. The volume includes original Scottish Gaelic poems and songs, with self-translations into English and translations into Irish by Mac an Tuairneir’s friend and collaborator, the Donegal-based poet Sam Ó Fearraigh.
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Ten Poems from Scotland Selected and introduced by Don Paterson£4.95
The ten poems in this revised and updated edition offer a taste of the poetry of Scotland. Some poems explore ideas around identity and change, exile and belonging. Others focus on landscape and place, or are principally about language itself. As Don Paterson writes in his vivid introduction, Scottish poets “…excel, I think, at the […]