Norman MacCaig

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Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 23, 1996 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1910
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jan 23, 1996 (85)

About

Scottish poet known for A Round of Applause and other collections of simple, humorous poems. During the 1970s and 1980s, he received both the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the Cholmondeley Award.

Before Fame

He was a pacifist and a conscientious objector during the World War II era and was widely criticized for his views.

Trivia

His early literary work was influenced by the New Apocalypse Movement of the 1930s and '40s.

Family Life

He was born and raised in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother's Scottish Highland and Gaelic roots greatly influenced his personal and literary development.

Associated With

He cited poet John Donne as a major literary influence.