Lus na Tùise / Lavender

The second volume of Gaelic poetry by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir is titled after the ‘lavender generation’ of interwar gay rights activists. The poems portray a multitude of relationships, with the sense of an emotional life laid bare. The bilingual collection features 56 Scottish Gaelic poems with facing English translations by the poet, and a foreword by Dr. Emily McEwan-Fujita.

“To encounter Marcas Mac an Tuairneir and his writing is to learn the true meaning of duality. Living in a cultural world still bound by convention, a sea-urchin shell of necessary protection around a gentle soul: all of this is openly, lovingly, fiercely articulated in Marcas’s poems. To read them in either language is to begin to understand: to read them in both, with their subtly different refractions, is to illuminate a prismatic world of words.” —Mary Ann Kennedy, musician and broadcaster

Author: Marcas Mac an Tuairneir
Date of Publication: November 2016
Price: £11.99 UK
Format: Paperback
Size: 176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9950998-4-5

Order online: Gaelic Books Council

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