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  Edwin D. Morgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edwin Dennison Morgan (February 8, 1811 – February 14, 1883) was Governor of New York from 1859 to 1862 and served in the United States Senate from 1863 to 1869.
Morgan was born in Washington, Massachusetts on 8 February 1811.
Edwin Morgan was a cousin to Morgan G. Bulkeley, a governor of Connecticut.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edwin_D._Morgan   (211 words)

 BBC - Writing Scotland - Edwin Morgan
Edwin George Morgan was born on 27 April 1920 in the West End of Glasgow.
In the 1960s Morgan became involved in the international concrete poetry movement, corresponded with concrete poets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and became, along with Ian Hamilton Finlay, perhaps the major exponent of concrete poetry in these Islands.
In the years after his appointment to the Glasgow laureateship Morgan was an active supporter of the repeal of Section 28, criticising Church and business leaders for their support of the ‘Keep the Clause’ campaign.
www.bbc.co.uk /scotland/arts/writingscotland/writers/edwin_morgan   (308 words)

 Edwin Morgan - Books From Scotland
Edwin Morgan was Glasgow's first Poet Laureate, in 1999; five years later he was named as the Scottish Makar (Scotland's National Poet).
Morgan is noted for his range of literary styles, from sonnets to concrete poems.
Edwin Morgan, formerly a lecturer in English at Glasgow University, is the author of Sweeping Out the Dark and also translated Rostand's Cyrano into Scots.
www.booksfromscotland.com /Authors/Edwin-Morgan   (337 words)

 Edwin Morgan
The first book by Edwin Morgan that I purchased was the limited edition of Glasgow Sonnets from The Castlelaw Press in West Linton (1972), with its beautiful crimson coat, and its jolting provocations (as in: "A shilpit dog fucks grimly by the close").
When Edwin Morgan read in the more than temperate surroundings of the Kibble Palace on his 80th birthday, a flbird (shades of the sparrow in the mead-hall in Bede) sang alongside, and you couldn't tell for sure whether it was inside the glasshouse or out in the Gardens.
For me it confirmed that Edwin Morgan operates much of the time in an area of fertile uncertainty, where "the unknown is best" (as a stimulus to invention), and where the elements of song are somehow there in welcome support.
www.culturecourt.com /Scales/lit/EMorgan.htm   (787 words)

 © The American Physiological Society - Howard Edwin Morgan
Morgan became therefore the first president to hold office in collaboration with Frank, as Berne had been the first to serve with Reynolds in 1973.
Morgan was born in Bloomington, Illinois, and began his college education there with one year at the Illinois Wesleyan University (1944-45).
Morgan therefore has served as chairman or president of a major scientific organization in all but two of the past eleven years, and in the year 1985-86 he held three such offices simultaneously.
www.the-aps.org /about/pres/introhem.htm   (2039 words)

 Edwin Morgan is a man for whom nothing is truly alien
Edwin Morgan is a man for whom nothing is truly alien
The Scottish poet laureate Edwin Morgan, born in 1920, is a man for whom nothing is truly alien.
The poet, or Morgan, is one of the crowd; he is one of the “normal” ones.
www.umbc.edu /englishhonors/EdMorgan.htm   (1386 words)

 Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As Morgan later comments, 'The Cape' 'was the most intense [poem] in that it came very existentially out of me, out of myself and out of my own life' (Morgan, 1990b, p.47).
Apart from that Morgan describes his fascination with concrete poetry this way: 'I had always had an interest in (a) language and languages and (b) art and design, and perhaps I was bound to be attracted by a new kind of poetry which was strongly visual and used linguistic play' (p.1).
In 'Glasgow 5 March 1971' (1972) for instance, Morgan describes the scene of a burglary: 'a young man and his girl' (3) have been pushed 'backwards into a shop-window' (4), and while the two victims are still trying to figure out what happens, the two burglars 'loot what they can smartly' (18).
www.strath.ac.uk /ecloga/Kraszkiewicz.htm   (4501 words)

 Morgan,Edwin Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Edwin Grosvenor, Bell's great-grandson and founding editor of the art magazine "Portfolio", joins forces with Emmy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Wesson to tell the dramatic story of the race to invent the telephone--and how Bell's patent for it would become the most valuable ever issued.
Edwin Morgan, Scotland's best-loved poet, returns to the stage after his celebrated Phaedra with a powerful and shocking millennial examination of the life of Jesus Christ as a man among men.
Edwin Morgans verse play translation of the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh brings an ancient story to life in a supple, vigorous idiom that moves easily between ritual, comedy and moments of intense beauty.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Morgan,Edwin   (540 words)

 ASLS: 17 Poems of Edwin Morgan
Edwin Morgan is one of Scotland’s most distinguished and popular poets.
The poetry of Edwin Morgan is varied and original, filling a series of volumes spread over more than fifty years.
This collection focuses on two contrasting sides of Morgan’s work: poems centred on the life of his home city of Glasgow, and the poetry coming out of his fascination with space and science.
www.arts.gla.ac.uk /ScotLit/ASLS/MorganCD.html   (179 words)

 Edwin D. Morgan Papers Finding Aid, New York State Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Edwin Denison Morgan, "merchant in politics," was born in Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on February 8, 1811, the son of Jasper and Catherine Morgan.
Edwin Morgan began his political career as a member of the Whig Party, but after it declined, he switched to the newly formed Republican Party in 1855.
Morgan was also involved in the management of a financially troubled railroad again when, in 1872, he was named to the board of directors of the Erie Railroad.
www.nysl.nysed.gov /msscfa/sc11818.htm   (2930 words)

 Meigling on the road tae Glesca | By genre | Guardian Unlimited Books
There was nothing unusual about it, except that in the middle of it all sat Edwin Morgan, hands clasped on his lap, silent and smiling, absorbing the city throb.
Morgan is not only a poet of Glasgow, but of all Scotland, and beyond.
Morgan is a superb performer of his own work, not least of his playful poems, and should the real monster ever surface, its song will struggle to be heard above the already recorded noises, from "Sssnnwhuffffll?" to "blm plm/blm plm/blm plm/ blp".
books.guardian.co.uk /reviews/poetry/0,6121,876880,00.html   (972 words)

 A Gull by Edwin Morgan - Poetry Archive
A quick poet in many ways, Morgan is alive to the possibilities of life, and keen to celebrate them.
The eponymous 'Strawberries', for example, begin a poem that goes on to rejoice in a love expressed in strawberry-flavoured kisses and the plate-cleansing thunderstorm; 'The Apple’s Song' is the call of a fruit that rejoices in the idea of being peeled and eaten.
Morgan is also a fast reader, but it is this proof of his quickness that encourages attention and interest, and is always clear.
www.poetryarchive.org /poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=1685   (322 words)

 Papers of Edwin Morgan
Edwin Morgan was born in Glasgow in 1920 and brought up in Rutherglen on the outskirts of the city.
An unhappy only child of conservative middle-class parents Morgan felt that he had no-one he could talk to about his artistic enthusiasms, although his father gave him a sense of Glasgow's industrial history.
Morgan's first book of poetry was published in 1952 and he has been very prolific in a great variety of forms, including concrete poetry, since then.
www.library.rdg.ac.uk /colls/special/morgan.html   (302 words)

 Edwin Morgan resource
Edwin Morgan has written hundreds of poems and translations on countless subjects and in a dizzying variety of forms and styles from Glasgow Sonnets to Science Fiction, opera libretto to Concrete poetry, live performance with jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith to the Instamatic poems.
Literacy and Numeracy Scotland is developing a new Edwin Morgan resource for schools.
As a brief taster of the Edwin Morgan resource we have made a number of Edwin's poems available with performances by Liz Lochhead, Professor Jim McGonigal, Hamish Whyte and the Lord Provost of Glasgow Liz Cameron.
www.ltscotland.org.uk /literacy/findresources/edwinmorgan/index.asp   (248 words)

 The Scottish Poetry Library
Born Glasgow in April 1920, Morgan has lived in Glasgow all his life, except for service with the RAMC in the Middle East during the Second World War, and his poetry is grounded in the city.
On 16 February 2004 it was announced that the Scottish Executive had appointed Edwin Morgan as 'Scots Makar', in effect Scotland's poet laureate.
Morgan's poetry is marked by inventiveness, acceptance of change and an exhilarating energy.
www.spl.org.uk /poets_a-z/morgan.html   (419 words)

 Edwin Morgan
Edwin Morgan was born in Glasgow in 1920, first starting to write while at Glasgow High School.
Edwin Morgan has been awarded several honorary degrees and an OBE in 1982.
In February 2004 Edwin Morgan was appointed 'Scots Makar' - National Poet for Scotland.
www.contemporarywriters.com /authors/?p=authC2D9C28A1162422C12YlKnUDCFE8   (664 words)

 Morgan Papers
A collection of 1,000 holograph poems of the poet Edwin Morgan (b.
In February 2004 Edwin Morgan was appointed as the first "Scots Makar" by Scotland's First Minister, Jack McConnell.
Entries from the original collection may be searched via the online manuscripts catalogue (eg type MS Morgan in the call number box to bowse through a list of item descriptions); for an overview of the collection, go to the fonds record for the Morgan collection.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /collection/morgan.html   (194 words)

 Edwin Morgan
Edwin Morgan was born in Glasgow and spent his academic career at the city's University, from which he retired as Emeritus Professor of English in 1980.
His interests have encompassed many different areas including languages, technology, art, and film, a range reflected in the great variety in style, form and subject his work provides.
From sonnet to concrete poem, from opera libretto to performance with jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith, Morgan's work is wide-ranging as you could wish for, its striking inventiveness being just one of its special qualities.
www.visitscotland.com /library/EdwinMorgan?view=Standard   (128 words)

 [minstrels] The Unspoken -- Edwin Morgan
Not many poets have attempted such an ambitious topic; it is to Morgan's credit that he does not bite off more than he can chew.
[Biography] Edwin Morgan 19 Whittingehame Court Glasgow G12 0BG Edwin Morgan was born in Glasgow in 1920.
From: "Jon Poole" Dear Whoever will recieve this, I have been doing the Oxford Secondary English book with my class in English and we have come to page 79 which is Edwin Morgan's poem called:The first men on Mercury.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/147.html   (617 words)

 Edwin Dennison Morgan
MORGAN, Edwin Dennison, governor of New York, born in Washington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 8 February, 1811; died in New York city, 14 February, 1883.
At the age of seventeen he removed to Hartford, Connecticut, where he entered the store of his uncle, Nathan Morgan, and became a partner in 1831.
Governor Morgan gave more than $200,000 to the New York union theological seminary and to Williams college library buildings, and $100,000 for a dormitory.
famousamericans.net /edwindennisonmorgan   (607 words)

 Edwin Morgan - Poems, Biography, Quotes
Edwin George Morgan was born 27 April 1920 in Glasgow's West End.
Soon after his birth his parents decided to move to Rutherglen, where he spent his childhood and attended a local school.
Edwin Morgan graduated the following year with a First Class Honours Degree, and..
www.famouspoetsandpoems.com /poets/edwin_morgan   (98 words)

 Edwin Morgan (0719063604) NICHOLSON - Manchester University Press
Edwin Morgan is Scotland's major living poet, and Inventions of Modernity is the first book-length study of his work.
Since the 1940s Morgan's poetry has been carving out an alternative to the conventional evolutions from Modernism to Postmodernism, creating instead a substantial body of writing that ranges from the sublime to the hilarious.
Morgan develops radical and libertarian poetics in an encyclopaedia of forms; from Anglo-Saxon meter through sonnet-sequences to concrete poems, and including gay poetry, science fiction verse, and prize-winning translations into both English and Scots from numerous languages.
www.palgrave-usa.com /catalog/product.aspx?isbn=0719063604   (560 words)

 LRB | Edwin Morgan : Poem: 'Pelagius'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you would like to purchase a reprint of this article please Edwin Morgan : Poem: 'Pelagius' (from LRB Vol.
Edwin Morgan’s most recent book is Tales from Baron Munchausen (Mariscat).
The Play of Gilgamesh is due from Carcanet this year.
www.lrb.co.uk /v23/n19/morg01_.html   (109 words)

 Edwin E. Morgan on artnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Find works of art, auction results & sale prices of artist Edwin E. Morgan at galleries and auctions worldwide.
Find unknown or rarely seen works by important artists
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www.artnet.com /artist/563634/edwin-e-morgan.html   (136 words)

 Edwin Morgan - Poetry Archive
The Horseman's Word, Akros Publications 1970 - out of print
A Double Scotch: Edwin Morgan and Alexander Scott, Claddagh 1971
Edwin Morgan Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
www.poetryarchive.org /poetryarchive/singlePoet.do?poetId=1682   (554 words)

 A Birthday for IHF by Edwin Morgan | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books
A Birthday for IHF by Edwin Morgan
Commentary: Do judge a book by its cover
· Edwin Morgan Written to mark Ian Hamilton Finlay's 80th birthday.
books.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,12084,1538392,00.html   (304 words)

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