Blog post contributed by Catriona Perry, Graduate Trainee, Archives &Special Collections Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) was Glasgow’s first Poet Laureate and Scotland’s first National Poet (The Scots Makar), and had a long association with the University of Glasgow. To mark the… Read More ›
“Poetry About Everything, Words About Nothing”: a consideration on Edwin Morgan and John Cage’s approach to creativity.
Guest blog post by Eli Coderoni Rigamonti, MLitt Theatre Studies, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. This article aims to draw a connection between artists Edwin Morgan and John Cage, focusing on their common interest for Modernist techniques, and… Read More ›
A guest blog post by Charlotte Lynn Smith, MLitt Theatre Studies, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. Over the past few months, I have been in the Special Collections in the University of Glasgow Library, which holds the Edwin… Read More ›
By Kerry Patterson, Project Officer: Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks. This blog was originally posted on the CREATe website available at: http://www.create.ac.uk/. CREATe is the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, based at the University of… Read More ›
Although we don’t welcome new additions or deletions to the material in our care, existing annotations and interventions are often what make a book particularly interesting and unique. This might be as simple as a previous owner inscribing their name,… Read More ›
Special Collections recently celebrated the publication of Edwin Morgan, The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence 1950-2010 (Carcanet Press). The fascinating collection of letters in the book, written by Scotland’s former National Poet to other writers, editors, publishers, artists, University colleagues and… Read More ›
When cataloguing the papers of any individual or institution you often end up with anomalous papers that don’t easily fit into the cataloguing arrangement. Such was the case with the papers of the first Scots Makar and internationally renowned poet,… Read More ›