Edwin Morgan - age: 90

Edwin Morgan

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Significant poet and translator of the Scottish Renaissance. His best-known poetic works include Starlings In George Square, The Death of Marilyn Monroe, and The Billy Boys.He was named the first national poet of Scotland (The Scots Makar) in 2004.He was visited by poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in 2005.

BEFORE FAME

He was born in Glasgow to Presbyterian parents. As a child, he was a member of several book clubs.

PERSONAL LIFE

He had a homosexual orientation, but his brilliant love poems (i.e., "The Unspoken") were addressed to a genderless lover and spoke to the universality of love.

The meaning of the name Morgan: Great Circle

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Poet Edwin Morgan were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Diamond, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 110 days until Edwin Morgan next birthday.

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