Launch of Edwin Morgan's Two Latest Books!

Hear Edwin Morgan Read his Poetry Live in Glasgow!

This November two new books by Edwin Morgan will be published, they are called Cathures, and Beowulf!

Edwin Morgan will be appearing at Borders Books and Music, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, to launch his two new books Cathures and Beowulf on Wednesday 20th November at 7pm. Entrance is free.
For further information please call Borders Books and Music at 0141 - 222 7720.

Published on 21 November 2002 by Carcanet Press:


Edwin Morgan, Cathures, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2002, paperback, 128 pages, ISBN 1857546172, price £6.95.

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Edwin Morgan, Beowulf, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2002, paperback, 128 pages, ISBN 1857545885, price £6.95.

Over the last five years Edwin Morgan, indisputably Scotland's greatest living poet, has written some of his most powerful poetry published for the first time in Cathures. Many of the poems in Cathures (Glasgow's original name) reflect the life of the city both now and in the past. But equally the poetry moves to other places and other worlds exploring subjects as diverse as aurochs and junkies whilst a sequence about a demon gives Morgan the liberty to pry into social, psychological and philosophical subjects with impish vigour.

Carcanet is also reprinting Edwin Morgan's celebrated translation of Beowulf which was first published in 1952.

"This translation of Beowulf was made in the last years of the 1940s and was published in hardback by the Hand and Flower Press in 1952. In the present Carcanet edition, poem and introduction have been kept the same despite temptations to tinker here and there. The translation which was begun shortly after I came out of the army at the end of the Second World War, was in a sense my unwritten war poem, and I would not want to alter the expression I gave to its themes of conflict and danger, voyaging and displacement, loyalty and loss. Inter arma musae tacent, but they are not sleeping."

Edwin Morgan


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