The Bottle Imp








The Bottle Imp
Issue 2 — Fall 2007

Book reviews: on Edwin Morgan
Two new books by Scotland's National Poet Edwin Morgan:
A Book of Lives and Beyond the Sun: Scotland's Favourite Paintings. [here]


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»New Currency or Old?
'The Coin', by Edwin Morgan


'The Coin' is the forty-fourth in the sequence of fifty-one sonnets which make up Edwin Morgan's Sonnets from Scotland, first published in its entirety in 1984. Sonnets from Scotland can, and should, be regarded as much as a long poem as a sequence, and it is one of the most important and significant contributions to that genre Scotland has ever produced, to be considered in the company of Burns' Tam O' Shanter, MacDiarmid's A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, or W.S. Graham's The Night-Fishing. ... [more



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