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Edwin Morgan


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum



Happy Birthday, Edwin Morgan!

Edwin Morgan's Birthday Party and Launch of Beyond the Sun
Friday 27 April at 3pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow

All are welcome to join the National Poet of Scotland, Edwin Morgan, as we celebrate his birthday and launch his latest book, Beyond the Sun.


Scotland's favourite paintings - as discovered through an extensive reader's poll with The Herald - are coupled with a corresponding poem penned by Edwin Morgan in this beautiful collection, Beyond the Sun. Held at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where five of the top ten paintings are installed, the launch will be a poignant combination of fine art and fine poetry. Beyond the Sun includes introductory essays by Lesley Duncan, Poetry Editor of The Herald and Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, plus an Afterword by Liz Lochhead, Glasgow's Poet Laureate.

In a rare public appearance, Edwin Morgan will be celebrating his birthday and launching his latest work of poetry. Photo opportunities will be available.
At 87 Edwin continues to be actively involved in Scottish arts. He is publishing his latest book Beyond the Sun (Luath Press) this month, and has recently published A Book of Lives (Carcanet Press). He is the founder member of the Cultural Commission, a new scheme to honour the nation’s most successful artists and cultural icons. Collaborating with prominent Scottish musicians in the new CD release, Ballads of the Book (Chemikal Records), Edwin features his poetry set to music.
Edwin Morgan is the last survivor of the canonical ‘Big Seven’ of the Scottish literary renaissance, lead by Hugh MacDiarmid.
Beyond the Sun contains images of the top 10 favourite paintings in Scotland – chosen in a long-running newspaper poll – with a poem penned about each one by Edwin Morgan. Each favourite painting can be seen in a Scottish art gallery, including four in the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
"An enjoyable and lively dialogue between these ten very popular and familiar paintings and Scotland’s greatest, most popular poet." Liz Lochhead

Further Information: Luath Press Limited


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