Leabhar M?r na G?idhlig/The Great Book of Gaelic brings together more than 150 poets, visual artists, calligraphers and typographers from Ireland and Scotland. New poetry and visual artwork has been commissioned to form the 'Great Book' - a single bound volume, which will be a major contemporary artwork in the form of visual anthology. Canongate is publishing a beautiful accompanying catalogue to commemorate this immense celebration of contemporary Celtic culture. It will feature full-page, full-colour plates of all the artwork, the Gaelic poems with selected lines presented as calligraphy, full English translations and information on all the contributors.
Malcolm Maclean has been director of the Gaelic Arts Agency since 1987. He has worked as an artist in various forms and was curator/editor of the touring exhibition/book, As an Fhearann (From the Land). Theo Dorgan is an internationally translated poet, as well as a broadcaster, scriptwriter and editor. He is the editor of Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh and was a former Director of Poetry Ireland/Eigse Eireann..