Edwin Morgan


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Scottish poet and translator, educated at the University of Glasgow and professor of English there from 1975 to 1980. He published several volumes of poetry, from The Vision of Cathkin Braes (1952) onwards, in which he mingles traditional forms with experimental and concrete poems; many of his poems, such as Glasgow Sonnets (1972), evoke Scottish urban landscape. Other collections include Sonnets from Scotland (1984), From the Video Box (1986), Collected Poems (1990), You: Anti‐War Poetry (1991), and New Selected Poems (2000). He also translated the poetry of Mayakovsky, Montale, and Neruda, adapted Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac into Glaswegian demotic (1992), and set poems to music by jazz musician Tommy Smith (Beasts of Scotland, 1996; Planet Wave, 1997; and Monte Cristo, 1998).

Subjects: Literature.

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