From Glasgow to Saturn

By Edwin Morgan

Synopsis

From Glasgow to Saturn is a collection published in 1973 by Carcanet Press, Cheadle, in an edition of 2000 copies. Amongst other poems parts of the collection Twelve Songs and the whole sequence of Glasgow Sonnets i-x are reprinted in this volume.

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Author Biography

Born in Glasgow, Edwin Morgan lived there all his life, except for service with the RAMC, and his poetry is grounded in the city. Yet the title of his 1973 collection, From Glasgow to Saturn, suggests the enormous range of Morgan's subject matter. He was Glasgow's first Poet Laureate 1999-2002, and the first to hold the post of 'Scots Makar', created by the Scottish Executive in 2004 to recognise the achievement of Scottish poets throughout the centuries.