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I like to give a voice to others, especially things neglected or despised. ---->>>

I have friends who are very pessimistic. They say you can't possibly be an optimist nowadays. But I think, taking the longer view, you can still be as optimistic as you want. ---->>>

Poetry is partly sympathy, don't you think? If it's any good, it gets people to think about others' points of view. ---->>>

People always say that Glasgow has had umpteen social problems but keeps finding ways of getting over its difficulties and transforming itself. Maybe, belonging to the city I'm able to renew myself too, and keep extending out into some new area. ---->>>

I just discovered when I was, oh, 12 or 13, that I was very interested in language - and this showed itself as poetry. There was no looking back. ---->>>

Translated poetry filled the no-man's-land between my own work and other writers', and I found this fascinating to explore. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: 04-27, 1920
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Die: 08-27, 2010
Occupation: Poet
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Edwin George Morgan OBE FRSE (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century. In 1999, Morgan was made the first Glasgow Poet Laureate. In 2004, he was named as the first Scottish national poet: The Scots Makar (wikipedia)