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Edwin Morgan's A.D. A Trilogy of Plays on the Life of Jesus: In discussion with James McGonigal and David Jasper

Edwin Morgan

Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) was one of Scotland's most influential and best-loved poets of the twentieth century. The first official Scots Makar of the modern era, he was praised by Seamus Heaney as a writer 'whose achievement shines fuller and steadier as the decades pass.'

James McGonigal

James McGonigal is a poet, occasional critic, and literary executor of Edwin Morgan. Formerly a school teacher and teacher educator, he retired from Glasgow University in 2009 as Professor of English in Education. Edwin Morgan supervised his research on British Modernist poetry in the 1970s, and they remained friends thereafter. As a focus of shared interest, they reflected on the poet’s life. This became Beyond the Last Dragon: A Life of Edwin Morgan (2010, 2012) which won the Saltire Research Book of the Year Award.



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