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Maoilios Caimbeul and Diarmuid Johnson

Poets

Maoilios Caimbeul and Diarmuid Johnson

Poets

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Maoilios Caimbeul/Myles Campbell (1944) is a writer and poet with Skye and Lewis connections, and is based in Staffin. He has published eight novellas for young people in Gaelic – the most recent being An Triùir agus Lùbag (Acair, 2016), as well as a novella for adults and eight collections of poetry, which include co-authored works. His most recent poetry collection is Tro Chloich na Sùla (Clàr, 2014).  Island Conversion (The Islands Book Trust, 2011) is a spiritual life story co-written with his wife, Margaret. Collaborations with writers and artists include The Two Sides of the Pass / Dà Thaobh a’ Bhealaich, with Mark Goodwin, Solitary Reaper / Buanaiche na h-Aonar (2016), with Ken Cockburn and Some Colour Trends (2014), with Alec Finlay.
Diarmuid Johnson was born in Wales and raised in Ireland. He has published books in three languages – Irish, Welsh, and English. Collections of poetry include Súil Saoir (CIC, Ireland, 2004), The Birth of Trystan (Curach Bhán, Germany, 2014), and Rún na mBradán (Coiscéim, Ireland, 2016). In 2011, he published Y Gwyddel (Gomer), an autobiography in Welsh of childhood years in the west of Ireland. More recently, his Pen and Plough – 20th Century Poets and Bards of Ceredigion also appeared (Carreg Gwalch, 2016). Diarmuid combines reading of his poetry with music played on wooden flute. He enjoys a parallel career as journalist and language teacher, and has spent many years on the European continent.

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