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Rody Gorman

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Contact: anguth@btinternet.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English, Gaelic
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Rody Gorman was born in Dublin in 1960. He lectures in creative writing and edits the annual bilingual anthology An Guth. He also works as an official and literary translator, with versions to his name of work by Cavafy, Yeats, Neruda, Milosz, Rósewicz, Popa, Holub, Aspenstrom and Snyder amongst others translated into Gaelic. He has published collections of poetry of his own in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic including Fax (1996), Flora From Lusitania (2005) and Zonda? Khamsin? Sharaav? Camanchaca? (2006) and Beartan Briste/Burstbrokenshroudloomdeeds (2011). His selected poems, Chernilo, were published in 2006 and his most recent collections are Trìtheamhan (2017) and Cuala, Dothra (2021). Lorg Eile/Final Call, his latest New and Selected collection, was published in May 2022.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bilingual event; Chairing events; Mentoring; Multilingual event; Panel event; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners

Topics of work

Adventure; Ageing; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; History; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Rural communities; Translation; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with


Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+