Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Born and raised in the village of Bayble,

in the remote Outer Hebridean Isle of Lewis, [Derick] Thomson had a long career as Professor of Celtic at Glasgow University, and a parallel career as a publisher.

"It's impossible to imagine the world of the Gaelic language without Derick Thomson--Ruairidh MacThòmais," says Ronald Black, Gaelic editor for The Scotsman newspaper and editor of "An Tuil," an anthology of twentieth-century Scottish Gaelic poetry.

Black cites the 1951 co-founding of "Gairm" magazine as one of Thomson's greatest achievements.

from The World: Scottish Poet and Publisher Derick Thomson 'Transformed' Gaelic Poetry


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