Marcas is one of Scotland's most dynamic and critically acclaimed contemporary poets.
His works have won accolades and awards nationally and internationally and he has been published internationally in various journals and periodicals.
A trilingual collaboration between Marcas Mac an Tuairneir and Stuart A. Paterson.
Volume 2 in Tapsalteerie's Biggin Brigs series.
Lus na Tùise
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.
Marcas début collection, with poems written across Scotland.
The poems speak of a process breathing; inhaling experience and exhaling creativity.
2014 The Baker Prize (Gaelic) - Skye Reading Room – Winner
Off the Stanza! - Stirling Book Festival – Third Place
Gaelic Poetry Prize – Wigtown Book Festival – Shortlisted
The National William Blake Poetry Prize – The Big Blake Project – Runner Up Write Up North! – Association of Scottish Writers – Winner
Duais Filíochta Dhúbhglas de hÍde – Strokestown Poetry Festival – Shortlisted
Vernal Competition - Federation of Writers (Scotland) – Commended
Wildcard - Sabateur Awards – Shortlisted
Gaelic Poetry Prize – Wigtown Book Festival – Second Place
Wildcard, Best Spoken Word and Best Reviewer – Saboteur Awards - Longlisted Gaelic Poetry Prize – Wigtown Book Festival - Winner
beul-fo-bhonn(heelster-gowdie) is a trilingual 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: Marcas’ original poems and their translations start from one side, while Stuart A. Paterson’s original poems and their translations start from the other.