An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across these genres for a number of years now. His early poetry was published in Let Me Dance With Your Shadow in 2006, and in 2007, at The Lochaber National Mòd, Martin was crowned Bard by An Comunn Gàidhealach. In April 2014, he was a panellist in the Commonwealth Writers Conversation “The Untold Story: By Our Own Tongues” as part of the Aye Write festival.
An cuala sibh, an creideadh sibh
an cois gach dreuchd iongantach
g’ eil fear tighinn beò ri cliathaich beinn
a ni a’ chùis, gun deuchainn, orr’?
O èirigh grèin gun dùin i a sùil
bidh Seonaidh còir ri cuairteachadh
a’ cunntais phupagan nam fiadh
gun fhios nach caill e an sgeul orra.
Commissioned by the Scottish Poetry Library for National Poetry Day 2008