beul-fo-bhonn / heelster-gowdie by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir & Stuart A Paterson


A tri-lingual collaboration between Stuart A Paterson and Marcas Mac an Tuairneir. Volume 2 in the Biggin Brigs series.


Stuart A Paterson is a widely-published and award winning Scottish poet and performer, currently BBC Scotland’s poet in residence. Stuart has gone from strength-to-strength since we published his collection “Aye” in 2016, cementing his position as one of the foremost Scots language poets of his generation.

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir is an award-winning Gaelic writer of poetry, prose, drama and journalism, hailing from York. He is the Gaelic editor for Poets’ Republic magazine and has two full-length poetry collections behind him: Deò in 2013, and Lus na Tùise in 2016.

Beul-fo-bhonn/heelster-gowdie is a tri-lingual publication across Gaelic, Scots and English – the culmination of a two year collaboration between these two excellent poets. It forms volume 2 of Tapsalteerie’s Biggin Brigs series, which promotes poetic connections across those three languages. The pamphlet is designed to be read from both sides: Stuart A Paterson’s original poems and their translations start from one side, while Marcas Mac an Tuairneir’s original poems and their translations start from the other.

Keep an eye on the facebook page for details of upcoming events, readings and other heelster-gowdie happenings.

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