Scotland’s Poet Laureate, Edwin Morgan, turned 90 this week and we headed over to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library to celebrate his birthday with friends in the poetry world, as well as launch Eddie@90, a book of tributes from friends and poets and his latest collection of poems Dreams and Other Nightmares: New and Uncollected Poems 1954 – 2009 (Mariscat). We include a few poems from this collection and chat to Alasdair Gray, Gerry Cambridge, Hamish Whyte, James McGonigal, Valerie Thornton, Gerda Stevenson, Aonghas MacNeacail, Donnie O’Rourke, JL Williams, David Kinloch and Robyn Marsack. Presented by Ryan van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser. Music by Ewen Maclean.
About the Edwin Morgan Archive
The Edwin Morgan Archive was collected over a period of thirty years by Hamish Whyte, Edwin Morgan’s friend, publisher and biographer. The Archive represents the most significant and accessible collection of his work in print and other media, vividly illustrating the breadth and variety of his writing, his publishing career, and its context, decade by decade. Handwritten corrections and notes made by Morgan in the published texts, give an illuminating insight into the mind of the poet.
First published 30 April, 2010