THE LAST VERSES OF BECCÁN
In this new poem sequence and sound work Rowan Evans explores hermitage, sea-exile, ecology and language hybridity. The project is an engagement with the 7th-century Gaelic poet Beccán mac Luigdech, a monk of Iona and a hermit on Rum.
Rowan Evans’ work has been featured in Penguin Modern Poets 7, as well as in pamphlets with If a Leaf Falls and Projective Industries. He is an Eric Gregory Award-winning poet as well as a composer, sound artist, and the editor of Moot Press.
The Last Verses of Beccán is printed on Mohawk Superfine with double end papers from Fedrigoni and a cover image by Ria Gunton. Each pamphlet comes with a link to an audio version of the text by the author, which integrates field recordings made in the Inner Hebrides.