Typewriter of the moment: Scottish poet Edwin Morgan


A poet's typewriter; Scottish poet Edwin Morgan

From the Learning and Teaching Scotland site:

“Edwin Morgan has written hundreds of poems and translations on countless subjects and in a dizzying variety of forms and styles from Glasgow Sonnets to Science Fiction, opera libretto to Concrete poetry, live performance with jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith to the Instamatic poems.

“Edwin is widely acclaimed as Scotland’s greatest living poet. In 2004 the title of ‘Scots Makar’ was formally bestowed on Edwin effectively creating the first ‘Poet Laureate’ of Scotland.

“Literacy and Numeracy Scotland is developing a new Edwin Morgan resource for schools. The resource will feature video clips of Liz Lochhead and Edwin in conversation about his life, inspirations and poetry, as well as audio performances of 27 of Edwin’s poems with accompanying teaching ideas and interactives.”

See and hear Edwin Morgan’s poems here.

Photo from Learning and Teaching Scotland

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