Book Launch: Polaris by Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

1 July 2022 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Marcas Mac an Tuairneir in celebration of his new collection, Polaris. Event chaired by BBC Radio nan Gaidheal presenter, Cathy Bhan.

Polaris is the fourth collection from award-winning Gaelic- and English-language poet Marcas Mac an Tuairneir. Named for the North Star, the collection builds on intersecting notions of ‘northness’ and linguistic and cultural identities – ‘Polaris’ means ‘languages’ in the gay cryptolect Polari. This ground-breaking new body of work harvests from a cross-section of folk narratives, historical accounts and current affairs, spanning the length and breadth of these islands – the Atlantic Archipelago.