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New Selected Poems (Poetry Pleiade)

New Selected Poems (Poetry Pleiade) [Kindle Edition]

Edwin Morgan
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Edwin Morgan's original Selected Poems was published in 1985. It became something of a classic, selling in excess of 20,000 copies. But 1985 is a long time in the world of so inventive and irrepressible a writer as Edwin Morgan. He has published a new Collected and several volumes since then. The millenium New Selected brings readers up to date. It contains most of the 1985 volume, to which Morgan adds later poems. The complete sequence of Sonnets from Scotland appears in book form for the first time, gaining in relevance now that Scotland's Parliament is established. Hitherto uncollected too is the ambitious and magnificent Planet Wave, a suite of ten poems covering the history of the earth from the Big Bang to the time of Copernicus. It was set to music by the jazz saxophonist and composer Tommy Smith. Morgan is unique in the courage of his experiments, his openness to the poetries of other languages and to science and science fiction. However spectacular his leaps in time and space, he always comes back to ground in Scotland, in Glasgow, in a present tense which he inhabits with exuberance and hope, and without cultural regrets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Poetry (27 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring stuff 3 Nov 2011
Not a massive poetry buff by any standards, but love everything about this book. Highly accessible, beautiful and poignant. More people need to be exposed to this genius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, difficult, passionate 6 April 2013
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A remarkable collection. Certain to be of special interest to Scots and those with a passion for Scottish history and culture.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strawberries 21 Jun 2013
By Vincent
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Not a student of poetry so I can only go off what it makes me feel. Some of these do that thing of any great work of capturing in words something that is bigger and more real than everyday life. 'When You Go' is simply my favourite poem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Poet 27 July 2012
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The late Edwin Morgan was an amazing poet and this edition contains a wonderful selection of his work. Although some have just discovered him as a 'gay' poet, his work is so universal, all will relate to it.
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