The ninety-eight Gaelic poems in the edition of Sorley MacLean’s collected poems, O Choille gu Bearradh/From Wood to Ridge, published by Carcanet Press Limited, are reproduced in Sorley MacLean Online by kind permission of the publisher. The Sorley MacLean Trust and the Advisory Board express their warm appreciation to Carcanet and to the family of Sorley MacLean and, in particular, to Professor Michael Schmidt, Editorial and Managing Director of Carcanet, and to Ms Ishbel MacLean. By kind permission of the publisher, the texts of all the Gaelic poems are reproduced on the site.
In addition, by permission of the publisher, six of
the Gaelic poems are also reproduced in English translation.
The six poems have been selected by the Advisory Board
to offer a taste of the poet’s work to non-Gaelic speakers:
the English translations are accompanied by the Gaelic
originals of all six poems.
All the texts reproduced on both sites are from the corrected edition of O Choille gu Bearradh, published in 1999 by Carcanet/Birlinn, Manchester and Edinburgh. This edition of the collected poems includes English translations for all the Gaelic poems. Please note that Carcanet holds all publishing rights, and must be consulted before any use of the poems. Copyright in the poems of Sorley MacLean rests with the Estate of Somhairle MacGill-Eain/Sorley MacLean. For more information on publishing rights for the poems, and to purchase a copy of O Choille gu Bearradh, visit www.carcanet.co.uk.
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