Edwin Morgan

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Birthday
27, 1920
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Aug 17, 2010 (90)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1920
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Aug 17, 2010 (90)

About

Significant poet and translator of the Scottish Renaissance. His best-known poetic works include Starlings In George Square, The Death of Marilyn Monroe, and The Billy Boys.

Before Fame

He was born in Glasgow to Presbyterian parents. As a child, he was a member of several book clubs.

Trivia

He was named the first national poet of Scotland (The Scots Makar) in 2004.

Family Life

He had a homosexual orientation, but his brilliant love poems (i.e., "The Unspoken") were addressed to a genderless lover and spoke to the universality of love.

Associated With

He was visited by poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in 2005.

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