Born in Dublin, Rody Gorman (b.1960) has published the poetry collections in English, Irish and Scottish Gaelic. He has worked as writing fellow at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University College Cork and the University of Manitoba and is editor of the annual Irish and Scottish Gaelic poetry anthology An Guth. He has translated multiple writers into Gaelic and his English translations include poems by Sorley MacLean and Iain Crichton Smith. In 2009 Gorman was employed as Scottish Writing Fellow at PROGR in Berne, Switzerland, and appointed as a member of the Scottish Government Literature Working Group and Writer in Residence for a second term at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Gorman has worked as Convenor of the Translation and Linguistic Rights Committee of Scottish PEN, as Specialist Adviser for the Scottish Arts Council, and as songwriter, lecturer, creative writing tutor and adjudicator of literary competitions.
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