Poetry Books by Edwin Morgan

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book The Edwin Morgan Twenties: Take Heart Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Polygon
Published Date: 2020-03-05
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Introduced by Ali Smith, the title of this group of poems about people is taken from Morgan's poem 'Pelagius', the theologian who is a kind of alter ego. Morgan has the ability to enter into so many lives: the blind hunchback of 'In the Snack-bar', Jesus's judge in 'Pilate at Fortingall', the Polish juggler and acrobat 'Cinquevalli' (another alter ego), even Rameses II in 'The Mummy'. 'Morgan, I said to myself, take note, / Take heart. In a time of confusion / You must make a stand.'

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book A.D. Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Published Date: 2000-01-01
Categories: Drama
This trilogy of plays explores the life of Jesus as a man among men. It departs from the canonical by considering Jesus' love affair with an unmarried woman, Helen and a declaration of love from John, the disciple whom Jesus loved.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book Sweeping Out the Dark Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published Date: 1994
Categories: English poetry
With Sweeping out the Dark Carcanet celebrates 21 years of publishing Edwin Morgan's poems, prose and translations. Morgan's work, with its Scottish and European perspectives, is at once sophisticated and popular. He brings the lessons of Continental and Anglo-American Modernism together in a unique aesthetic; his work and example - as poet, essayist, translator - have proven serviceable for writers in Scotland and throughout the English-speaking world.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book The Edwin Morgan Twenties: Space and Spaces Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Polygon
Published Date: 2020-03-05
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A mixture of Morgan's science fiction poems and concrete poems. There's the famous encounter between humans and aliens in 'The First Men on Mercury', early digital tongue-twisting in 'The Computer's First Christmas Card' and the effects of teleportation in 'In Sobieski's Shield' - on earth or in outer space Morgan explores what it is to be human.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book The Midnight Letterbox Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet
Published Date: 2015-03-01
Categories: Literary Collections
One of the central figures of twentieth-century Scottish literature, Edwin Morgan was a prolific letter-writer. His correspondence, like his poetry, is wide-ranging, full of generosity and enthusiasm, and above all testament to his lifelong commitment to exploring the possibilities of poetry. This selection of his letters, spanning Morgan's full career as a teacher and writer, enables readers to track the development of his ideas, his friendships and his creative collaborations. At the same time it provides a superbly engaging portrait of a man with a boundless interest in the fast-changing world around him.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book Three Scottish Poets Authors: Norman MacCaig, Edwin Morgan, Liz Lochhead, Roderick Watson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Published Date: 1992
Categories: Literary Collections
This book contains a selection of the finest work from three of Scotland's best-known and best-loved poets. They have fascinated and charmed thousands of readers and listeners across Europe and America with the energy, humor and compassion of their vision.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book A Book of Lives Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet
Published Date: 2011-08-01
Categories: Poetry
No wonder Edwin Morgan was Scotland's best-loved poet. His poems teem with lives and loves and are marked by an unusual love of the present and the future. He finds forms for themes and ideas just out of reach. In this collection poems both profound and witty are to be found: occasional verse that transcends its occasion, explorations of the human condition conducted with a virtuosic lightness of touch. A Book of Lives draws together the themes that inform his poetic world. The largest vistas of human history, from twenty billion years BC to 9/11 and the 'war on terror'; Scotland from Bannockburn to the opening of the Scottish parliament; portraits - of Rimbaud, the emperor Hirohito, Raeburn's skating Reverend Walker... Poems for birthdays and elegies celebrate friends; a dramatic dialogue about cancer sets personal experience in a wry evolutionary context. At the heart of the collection, a major sequence, 'Love and a Life', affirms the inextinguishable energies of love and art.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book Cathures Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published Date: 2002
Categories: Glasgow (Scotland)
Edwin Morgan was appointed Poet Laureate of Glasgow in 1999, and many of these poems reflect the life of the city both now and in the past. But equally the poetry moves to other places and other worlds. A sequence of poems about a demon allows the mind to expatiate on a wide range of subjects, social, psychological, philosophical. Some of the poems have been set to music, both jazz and classical. In many ways it is a book of voices and observation, a book of accessible storytelling.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book The Edwin Morgan Twenties: Scotland Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Polygon
Published Date: 2020-03-05
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Introduced by Liz Lochhead, in this selection we journey round Scotland in 'Canedolia', study its history in 'Picts', home in on Morgan's own city of Glasgow in 'Glasgow Sonnet v', imagine the country's future in 'The Coin'.

Edwin Morgan Books, Edwin Morgan poetry book Collected Poems Authors: Edwin Morgan
Publisher: Carcanet
Published Date: 2012-07-27
Categories: Poetry
Edwin Morgan 'catches in full sight' in his lyric epiphanies, in the focus and refocus of sequences, the wily relocation of words in concrete poems, the weird rhythms of sound poems. His transforming imagination is democratic, generous and inclusive. Even the sonnet form becomes a new experiment for a poet of questing and anarchic vision, unwilling to rest on rules. 'More than the work of most poets,' writes lain Crichton Smith, Morgan's poetry 'welcomes the twentieth century, with its gadgets, its paradoxes, graffiti, new languages, torn advertisements, unconscious jokes, voyages...' This volume includes Poems of Thirty Years, Themes on a Variation, and some fifty uncollected poems from 1939 to 1982.



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Sonnet 11: As Fast As Thou Shalt Wane, So Fast Thou Grow'st
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As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st
In one of thine, from that which thou departest,
And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestow'st,
Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest.
Herein lives wisdom, beauty, and increase;
Without this folly, age, and cold decay,
If all were minded so, the times should cease,
And threescore year would make the world away.
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