04 September 2010


Why did I not hear of this?!?! How was this not bigger news?

Edwin Morgan has passed away, 19 Aug 2010. From the link:

Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, paid tribute:

“A great, generous, gentle genius has gone. He was poetry’s true son and blessed by her. He is quite simply irreplaceable. I’m certain that everyone who performs or attends at the Edinburgh International Book Festival will be thinking of him with love and gratitude.”

The great Mr. Morgan was one of my absolute favorite poets of all time, and he will be much missed. Some of his work is available here, for those of you who are interested. I'd especially recommend "Glasgow 5 March 1971," "The First Men on Mercury," "Message Clear," and "Strawberries as exemplary examples of the sort of writing of which he was capable.

Rest in peace, sir.

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