From Glasgow To Saturn
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From Saturn to Glasgow
Fifty Favourite Poems by Edwin Morgan

These fifty favourite poems, chosen by poets, writers, politicians, musicians, and those who voted through libraries, websites and by post, are yours to discover: perhaps they'll be your favourites, perhaps they'll be new to you, but we can guarantee there's something for everyone in this collection.

Edited by Robyn Marsack and Hamish Whyte

"We love Edwin Morgan's poetry precisely because it is so incredibly various. We will all have our favourite Morgan love poem and our favourite Morgan Glasgow poem and our favourite Morgan theatre poem... and then this'll depend whether, today, we happen to want a dark favourite or a delight. But, finally, I have chosen 'The First Man on Mercury' because it is so dramatic (a huge epic story happens before our very ears); so funny (you can crack up an audience of seven-year-olds by reading this poem out loud); and so bravely generous and open to the universal truth of change and transformation brought about by even the attempt to communicate." Liz Lochhead

 

From Saturn to Glasgow. Edinburgh: Scottish Poetry Library, 2008.
In association with Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester
Poems in this selection copyright © Edwin Morgan 2008

 

 

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