Edwin Morgan, 1920-

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Publication details of Spacepoem 3: Off Course:

It was published in 1973 in the collection poems titled From Glasgow to Saturn.

Other literary works include:

The Vision of Cathkin (1952).
Braes (1952).
Glasgow Sonnets (1972).



27th April 1920, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Early years:

Morgan was brought up in a comfortable middle class family. His father worked as a clerk for a firm of ship breakers. From an early age Morgan was fascinated with and had a passion for about words.


His early education was at Rutherglen Academy, then Glasgow High School. He completed his Master's degree at Glasgow University.


Morgan has been a resident of Glasgow all his life excepting six years service in the Middle East with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He became Professor of English at Glasgow Universitiy in 1975 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1980. He has since worked as a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University (1987-1990) and also at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1991-1995). Morgan is an adept linguist. He has received a Queen's Gold Award for Poetry and was awarded the Royal Bank of Scotland Book of the Year Award in 1983. His poetry collection, Virtual and Other Realities, won the Stakis Prize for the Scottish Writer of the Year in 1998.

Final years:





Morgan-related web-sites:

on-line home of Carcanet Press


Literature from Britain:a contemporary picture

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