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Edwin Morgan is one of Scotland’s most distinguished and popular poets. His
celebration of his native city brought him the honour of Glasgow Poet Laureate, and
in 2004 the Scottish Executive recognised him officially as Scotland’s first
modern national poet, with the title of Scots Makar.
The poetry of Edwin Morgan is varied and original, filling a series of volumes spread
over more than fifty years. This collection focuses on two contrasting sides of
Morgan’s work: poems centred on the life of his home city of Glasgow, and the
poetry coming out of his fascination with space and science.
Each poem here is read by Edwin Morgan himself, followed by informed and accessible
commentary by Professor Roderick Watson of the University of Stirling.
This CD is an excellent tool for classroom study, as well as giving users a chance to
hear some of Scotland’s best-loved poems read by the author himself.
- To Joan Eardley
- In the Snack Bar
- For Bonfires
- Glasgow, 5th March 1971
- Bangaon, India, July 1971
- Leatherhead, Surrey, September 1971
- One Cigarette
- The Mummy
- The Archaeopteryx’s Song
- From the Domain of Arnheim
- The Computer’s First Christmas Card
- Message Clear
- The Loch Ness Monster’s Song
- In Sobieski’s Shield
Also available: 23 Poems of Edwin Morgan
Also available: SCOTNOTES study guide
Last updated 25 July 2013