Lorg Eile/Final Call brings together poems from 16 collections by Rody Gorman in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic with translations, many of which are new. It develops the innovative practices of intertonguing (a form of thick translation) and lingua gadelica (a form combining Irish and Scottish Gaelic).
The last section Ri Linn Glasadh an t-Sluaigh/Over a Hundred Days of Solitude in the Highlands contains new pieces from a sequence recording Gorman’s response to the lockdown in Sleat, Isle of Skye, where he lives.
Rody Gorman was born in Dublin in 1960 and lives in the Isle of Skye. He has published poetry collections in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic including Fax (1996), Flora From Lusitania (2005) and Zonda? Khamsin? Sharaav? Camanchaca? (2006). His selected poems, Chernilo, were published in 2006 and his most recent collections are Trìtheamhan (2017) and Cuala, Dothra (2021).