Rody Gorman


Rody Gorman is a poet, writer, lyricist, editor, essayist and translator.  He has published a number of volumes of poetry in both Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.  His published poetry includes Fax and Other Poems (Polygon, Edinburgh, 1996); Cùis-Ghaoil (diehard, Edinburgh, 1999); Bealach Garbh (Coiscéim, Dublin, 1999); Air a' Charbad fo Thalamh/On the Underground (Polygon, 2000); Naomhóga na Laoi (Coiscéim, 2003); Tóithín ag Tláithínteacht (Lapwing, 2004); An Duilleog agus an Crotal (Coiscéim, 2004); Flora from Lusitania (Lapwing, 2005) and Zonda? Khamsin? Sharaav? Camanchaca? (Leabhraichean Beaga, 2006) in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic; and, Cherniloi (Coisceim, 2006), selected and new poems in Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic.

He has worked as writing fellow at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye and at University College Cork, and is editor of the annual Irish and Scottish Gaelic poetry anthology An Guth. Among his Gaelic translations are works by Cavafy, Yeats, Prévert, Neruda, Kavanagh, Holan, Milosz, Rósewicz, Larkin, Popa, Holub, Aspenstrom, Snyder, Longley and Armitage. His English translations include poems by Donald MacAulay, Sorley MacLean and Iain Crichton Smith.

He has received writing bursaries from the Scottish Arts Council and An Chomhairle Ealaíon, as well as from the Royal Literary Fund and the Society of Authors. He is Convenor of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee of Scottish PEN.

Rody was born in Dublin, Ireland, and now lives in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. 

Past Writers/Storytellers-in-Residence:

Gregory Scofield - Fall 2007



CCWOC's Fall 2008 Writer-in-Residence Rody Gorman, with U of M student writers Adam Kroeker and Anna Lapointe

CCWOC Director Dr. Warren Cariou introduces Rody

Rody with CCWOC's staff and steering committee:

(L-R) CCWOC Coordinator Jessica Woolford, Dr. Dennis Cooley, Dr. Robin Jarvis Brownlie, CCWOC Director Dr. Warren Cariou, Dr. Louise Renee, Dr. Renate Eigenbrod, Dr. Alison Calder, CCWOC Research Assistant Susan Rich