Liz Lochhead Reads ‘The People’s Poet’, Inspired by Edwin Morgan

  29 Apr '20   |  Posted by: Birlinn

Liz Lochhead reads her poem ‘The People’s Poet’, which is dedicated to and inspired by poet Edwin Morgan. Recorded at the “Lost Poets” event at the National Library of Scotland in January 2020.

Memorably it was said of Morgan that he was fuelled by ‘the intrinsic optimism of curiosity’. In his poetry hope and realism are not at odds. There’s no denial of misery, violence, pain, but they are never given the last word.

Liz Lochhead, Introduction to Edwin Morgan Twenties: Scotland

Monday 27th April 2020 marks the centenary of Edwin Morgan’s birth, and to celebrate we have published five collections of Morgan’s poetry. View the complete set of Edwin Morgan Twenties here.

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