ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 5, 2020
The Edwin Morgan Twenties: Menagerie
By (author) Edwin Morgan; Introduction by Michael Rosen
In this volume Michael Rosen introduces Edwin Morgan’s animal poems. Morgan’s empathy with animals is well represented, from the still very topical ‘The White Rhinoceros’ to the prehistoric ‘The Bearsden Shark’ and the famous ‘The Loch Ness Monster’s Song’. Birds, beasts and fish, real and imaginary, are all here in this selection.
Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) became Scotland’s first National Poet, or Makar, in 2004. His poetic output was hardly dimmed by increasing age; Collected Poems (Carcanet, 1990) and Collected Translations (Carcanet, 1996) were succeeded by several later volumes of poetry, including Dreams and Other Nightmares (Mariscat Press, 2010). He was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2000.Michael Rosen is a writer and broadcaster who has produced many books for children and a few for adults, too. He lives with his family in Hackney, London.