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Sonnet's From Scotland
Edwin Morgan
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Sonnet's From Scotland

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"Sonnets from Scotland ranges over a rich variety of the strange, the unfamiliar, the forgotten and the yet-to-happen in the Scottish experience. Included are the prehistoric Bearsden shark, Matthew Paris's map, Poe at the Broomielaw, Matt McGinn, the Solway Canal, and a vision of a future Glasgow, Clydegrad."
Published (first published 1984)
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Lisa Shafer
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scotland, classics, poetry
This is one of Morgan's finest collections, I think. It tells the story of the nation from its pre-history (its geological formation) to a sci-fi post-reality history involving archaeologists from another planet who come to research.
My favorite poem from the collection is "The Coin." In fourteen lines, Morgan sums up his entire hope for his country. So moving.
Also, Morgan uses his own sonnet form for this collection, as he does in the earlier "Glasgow Sonnets."
If you like Scotland, poetry, or Mo
Interesting concept.
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Edwin George Morgan OBE was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognized as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century. In 1999, Morgan was made the first Glasgow Poet Laureate. In 2004, he was named as the first Scottish national poet: The Scots Makar.
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