Ian Crockatt

Ian Crockatt is a prize-winning poet and poetry translator. He has published ten collections of poetry and poetry translations. These include Original Myths (Cruachan Publications), a series of poems vividly re-working Old Testament stories (nominated for the Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year Award in 2000), and The Crucifixion Bird which, differently, re-imagines New Testament stories. His book Pure Contradiction, Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke won the Society of Authors’ Schlegel-Tieck prize for the best book of translation into English from German in 2013. Crimsoning the Eagle’s Claw, The Viking Poems of Rognvaldr Kali Kolsson, Earl of Orkney (Arc Publications) was a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation in 2014. His latest book is The Song Weigher: Complete Poems of Egill Skallagrímsson, tenth century Viking and Skald.