The poems of this bilingual collection by award-winning poet Angus Peter Campbell examine the decay and fragmentation of Gaelic language and identity in the modern age, exploring the ways in which language and identity intersect with the historical and natural landscapes of Scotland.
Angus Peter Campbell (Aonghas Padraig Caimbeul) is an award-winning poet and novelist in both Gaelic and English, journalist, broadcaster and actor. Born and brought up on the Island of South Uist he now lives on the Isle of Skye with his wife and six children. He has won several awards for his writing, including the Bardic Crown and a prestigious Creative Scotland Award in 2001. His Gaelic novel An Oidhche mus do Sheol Sinn (2004) was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and was voted by the public into the Top 10 of the 100 Best Ever Books from Scotland in the Orange/List magazine awards. He was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2007 for Best Actor for the lead role in the Gaelic film Seachd.