Abair ach beagan is abair gu math e.
Hi, I'm Gregor Addison and I live in Glasgow, Scotland. I'm a college lecturer in English (for the past 23 years!) who is a keen writer of prose and poetry. I've had work published in various places over the years, in both English and Gaelic. Some of my work has appeared in Chapman, New Writing Scotland, The Edinburgh Review, Gairm, Gutter, The Dark Horse, Gath, Cabhsair/Causeway, and Magma. I was published in the Carcanet's Oxford Poets 2013: An Anthology (ed. Iain Galbraith and Robyn Marsack). I've participated in the Clydebuilt Poetry Apprenticeship under the weathered eye of poet and editor Gerry Cambridge. And I've twice been short-listed for the Scottish Book Trust's New Writer's Award. I wrote a book called Pure Wool, which I have assiduously suppressed until such a time when the world is ready for it. Lately, I have relaxed my poetry muscles and am focusing on toning my prose muscles. I'm currently working on an academic study and translation of the poem Moladh Beinn Dobhrain by Duncan Ban MacIntyre. Recently, I have contributed articles to the excellent Gaelic learner's resource that is:
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Abair ach beagan is abair gu math e — is a Gaelic proverb which means, "Say only a little and say it well."