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These Islands Unearthed: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Marcas Mac an Tuairneir...



For the latest SWH! podcast Ali caught up with award-winning poet, writer, and singer/songwriter Marcas Mac an Tuairneir to talk about his latest collection of poetry Polaris (Leamington Books).


We've been hoping to have Marcas as a guest on the podcast for a long time, so it was great to be able to speak to him about his life and work.


Marcas talked not only about the themes and ideas behind Polaris, but also the multilingual, collaborative, and interrogative nature of the project.


The two also discuss Marcus's other writing, the roots of the cryptolect Polari, the pros and cons of translations, his musical career, and where Gaelic culture currently stands in relation to Scottish culture and beyond. It's a fascinating chat with one of the most interesting and thoughtful writers around.


You can buy Polaris from Leamington Books


You can listen to, and buy, Marcas's music from his Bandcamp page


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