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Participants: Edwin Morgan

Edwin Morgan(Photo: Norman McBeath)

Edwin Morgan was born in Glasgow in April 1920. Endlessly curious, open-minded and humane, Morgan has experimented with the language of machines as well as translating brilliantly from a variety of European languages. He has translated plays into Scots, and written a trilogy on the life of Jesus, AD. His Sonnets from Scotland rank as one of the most important works of post-war literature, exploring the life, landscapes and potential of the country. In 2004 he was appointed as 'Scots Makar', in effect Scotland's poet laureate, the first to hold this post. Morgan's poetry is marked by inventiveness, acceptance of change and an exhilarating energy. His latest collections include Tales from Baron Munchausen (Mariscat Press, 2005), and The Book of Lives (Carcanet Press, 2007).

StAnza 2010 Events:

Exhibitions, Films and Installations:

Thu 18 - Sun 21 March | From Glasgow to Saturn: Edwin Morgan
A selection of works from the Edwin Morgan Archive
The Trust Museum, North Street

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