Author details

Rody Gorman


was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1960. He lectures in Creative Writing at the University of the Highlands and Islands and previously worked as a writing fellow at PROGR in Switzerland, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University College Cork and the University of Manitoba. He has also worked as an editor and a mentor for Scottish Book Trust and as a translator of work by Cavafy, Yeats, Neruda, Milosz, Rósewicz, Popa, Holub, Aspenstrom, Snyder and others. He edits the annual anthology An Guth and the Gaelic supplement of the literary magazine Northwords Now. He has published poetry collections in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic, most recently Trìtheamhan (2017). He is currently working on sequences relating to Mad Sweeney, Dublin and the Isle of Skye where he lives.

Current events and projects

Available for readings and workshops in poetry, Gaelic and translation and in collaboration with other art forms, especially musicians.

Other work

Fax and Other Poems, Polygon 1996, ISBN 0 7486 6216 2

Cùis-Ghaoil, Diehard 1999, 0 946230 560

Bealach Garbh, Coiscéim1999

On the Underground, Polygon 2000, 0 7486 6274 X

Naomhóga na Laoi, Coiscéim 2003

Tóithín ag Tláithínteacht, Lapwing 2004, 1 898472 82 3

An Duilleog agus An Crotal, Coiscéim 2004

Flora from Lusitania, Lapwing 2005, 1 905425 30 9

Zonda  Khamsin Sharaav Camanchaca?, Leabhraichean Beaga 2006, 0 946427 402

Chernilo, Coiscéim 2006

Eadar Fiaradh is Balbh na h-Oidhche, Diehard 2007, ISSN 1460 681X (W3)

Céilí san Oíche, Coiscéim 2009

Beartan Briste/burstbroken judgementshroudloomdeeds, Cape Breton University Press 2011, 078-1-897009-61-1

Ceangailte, Coiscéim 2011

Trìtheamhan, Diehard 2017, 978-1-911357-58-2

Contact details


Local authority where they are based

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles)

Local authorities where they can work

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Clackmannanshire, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Age groups

5-8, 9-12, Teens, Adults

LL funded


BRAW network


Author type



English, Gaelic