Ràithean airson Sireadh / Seasons for Seeking

Lewis MacKinnon’s fourth Scottish Gaelic poetry collection features translations of selected poems by Coleman Barks, interpreter of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, alongside MacKinnon’s own original poems. The poems in this bilingual collection are grouped thematically in sections corresponding to days that are celebrated in the Gaelic cultural calendar year in Nova Scotia.

Audiobook edition also available.

Review: “Tha an leabhar grinn seo a’ toirt ri chèile bàrdachd bho dhiofar linntean is dùthchannan ach uile air tòir na h-aon ceann-uidhe—gliocas. […] Tha e na thlachd mhòr sgrìobhadh cudromach ùr mar seo a leughadh à Canada. Thillear dhan leabhar seo iomadach ùr gus cèilidh a-rithist air cuid de na dàin. […T]ha feadhainn a dh’fheumar cnuasachd is cuid eile a tha goirid, grinn is a bhualas nad inntinn mar ghath grèine. Gun teagamh bheir e ort meòrachadh air ioma chuspair, is thig tlachd an cois sin.” —An Dr. Aonghas MacLeòid
(This elegant book brings together poetry from different eras and countries but all in pursuit of the same objective—wisdom. […] It’s a great delight to read important new writing like this from Canada. One will return to this book many times to visit some of the poems. […S]ome must be pondered and others are short, neat and strike your mind like a sunbeam. Without doubt it will make you ponder many subjects, which will itself be a joy to the reader.
 —Dr. Angus MacLeod)

Media:‘Echoing off the walls of God’: 13th-century Muslim poet translated into Gaelic” by Jon Tattrie, CBC News

Book Launch Concert: Featuring Scott Macmillan, Saeed Foroughi, and members of An Cliath Clis at the Seahorse Tavern, Halifax


Author: Lodaidh MacFhionghain / Lewis MacKinnon
Date of Publication: November 2017
Price: $12.99 US | $15.99 CDN | £9.99 UK
Size: 112 pages, 6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-988747-05-7

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