19 August 2010
We are all immensely saddened by the news of Edwin Morgan’s death. Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, paid tribute:“A great, generous, gentle genius has gone. He was poetry’s true son and blessed by her. He is quite simply irreplaceable. I’m certain that everyone who performs or attends at the Edinburgh International Book Festival will be thinking of him with love and gratitude.”
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Edwin Morgan - A Tribute
Leading figures remember national poet Edwin Morgan
The new BBC Radio Scotland archive programme, The Culture Zone, is now live with a very special Edwin Morgan Tribute:
Liz Lochhead presents a very special Culture Zone in celebration of the late, great Scottish poet Edwin Morgan.
Edwin was a regular contributor to the BBC throughout his life and in this collection of archive programmes there are reflections on his time serving with the Royal Army Medical Corp in World War Two, his lifelong dedication to the city of Glasgow, his incredible work in the field of translation and friends and fellow poets discuss his mastery of language.