A Book of Lives

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Carcanet, 2007 - Poetry - 105 pages
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Containing poems written by Edwin Morgan during the past six years, this collection looks at human life from a variety of perspectives, encompassing a range of themes, the foremost of which is history. This new work displays the author's characteristic willingness to experiment with a variety of subjects, from the history of cancer to the new Scottish parliament.

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TS Eliot, thingamabob and tonal conformity
There's much to enjoy in the dark, sparse and occasionally bizarre collections on the shortlist for the 2008 TS Eliot poetry prize. But do poets have a
responsibility to engage with the world in which they live?...
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Didn't really get into this. Some nice stuff, a lot of banal political stuff. He must have done better stuff than this? Read full review

Contents

For the Opening of the Scottish Parliament 9 October 2004
9
Retrieving Renewing
22
Valentine Weather
44
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

\Edwin Morgan was a professor of English at Glasgow University and retired in 1980. He has since been a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.

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