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169 Endnotes Introduction: Presence, Process, Prize 1. Edwin Morgan, ‘At Eighty’, in Robyn Marsack and Hamish Whyte (eds), Unknown Is Best: A Celebration of Edwin Morgan at Eighty (Glasgow and Edinburgh: Mariscat Press and Scottish Poetry Library, 27 April 2000), n.p. (p. 5). 2. Morgan, ‘At Eighty’. 3. Edwin Morgan, ‘On John MacLean’, in Collected Poems [hereafter, CP] (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1996), pp. 350–51 (p. 351). 4. Walt Whitman, from section 45 of ‘Song of Myself’, in Complete Poetry & Selected Prose and Letters, edited by Emory Holloway (London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938), pp. 77–78. 5. Charles Olson, Call me Ishmael (London: Jonathan Cape, 1967), p. 109. 6. Ibid., p. 110. 7. See T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land: a facsimile & transcript of the original drafts including the annotations of Ezra Pound, edited by Valerie Eliot (London: Faber and Faber, 2011); Ezra Pound, The Cantos (London: Faber and Faber, 1975); Hugh MacDiarmid, To Circumjack Cencrastus (first published October 1930), in The Complete Poems, Volume I, edited by Michael Grieve and W. R. Aitken (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1993); the lines from Dante quoted by Olson are also quoted by MacDiarmid here (p. 205), and there are apposite lines that reflect T. S. Eliot’s ‘Ash Wednesday’ (first published April 1930), section VI, where Eliot has: ‘And the lost heart stiffens and rejoices / In the lost lilac and the lost sea voices’, and MacDiarmid has: ‘My hert’ll stiffen and rejoice nae mair / In the lost lilac and the lost sea voices’ (p. 259); Derek Walcott, ‘The Schooner Flight’, in The Star-Apple Kingdom (London: Jonathan Cape, 1980), pp. 3–20, and Omeros (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990). 170 8. Olson, Call me Ishmael, p. 110. 9. Morgan, ‘The World’, in CP, pp. 346–48 (p. 346). 10. Edwin Morgan, from ‘Mediterranean’, in Collected Translations [hereafter, CT] (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1996), p. 9. 11. Alan Spence, in Eddie@90 (Edinburgh: Scottish Poetry Library and Mariscat Press, 2010), p. 80. 12. Morgan, ‘Dies Irae’, in CP, pp. 21–24. 13. Morgan, Beowulf (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2002), lines 130–34, p. 4. 14. Ibid., p. ix. 15. These poems are from The Second Life (1968), in CP: ‘Glasgow Green’, pp. 168–69; ‘In the Snack-bar’, pp. 170–72; ‘Linoleum Chocolate’, pp. 163–64; ‘Trio’, pp. 172–73; ‘To Joan Eardley’, p. 163; ‘At Central Station’ is in the ‘Uncollected Poems (1978–1981)’ section of CP, pp. 405–06. For ‘To Joan Eardley’, see also Alan Riach, ‘Poetry and Painting: Sketches for an Essay’, in Edwin Morgan, Beyond the Sun: Scotland’s Favourite Paintings (Edinburgh: Luath, 2007), pp. 14–23, where Eardley’s painting is reproduced and Morgan’s poem is discussed in detail. 16. The author in a personal conversation with Norman MacCaig, c.1984. 17. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director), Alien: Resurrection (1997). 18. Morgan, ‘The Solway Canal’, in CP, p. 455. 19. Morgan, ‘The Fifth Gospel’, in CP, pp. 259–60 (p. 259). 20. Edwin Morgan, A.D.: A Trilogy of Plays on the Life of Jesus (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000), pp. 163–65. 21. Morgan, ‘Preface’, in Essays (Cheadle: Carcanet Press, 1974), [n.p.]: ‘CHANGE RULES is the supreme graffito. Gathering up the shards – “performances, assortments, résumés” – can hope perhaps to scatter values through a reticulation that surprises thought rather than traps it.’ 22. These poems are from From Glasgow to Saturn (1973), in CP: ‘The Loch Ness Monster’s Song’, p. 248; ‘The Apple’s Song’, pp. 237–38; ‘Hyena’, pp. 246–47. 23. Michael Schmidt, Lives of the Poets (London: Phoenix, 1999), pp. 911–12. 24. Edwin Morgan, ‘Poetry’, in Grafts / Takes (Glasgow: Mariscat Press, 1983), [Grafts], p. 17; reprinted in Dreams and Other Nightmares: New and Uncollected Poems 1954–2009 (Edinburgh: Mariscat Press, 2010), p. 28. 25. Morgan, ‘The Wanderer’, in CT, pp. 249–51 (p. 249). endnotes 171 endnotes 26. Morgan, ‘Poetry’, in op. cit. 27. Morgan, ‘Riddle’, in Dreams and Other Nightmares: New and Uncollected Poems 1954–2009 (Edinburgh: Mariscat, 2010), p. 61; Morgan, ‘Pelagius’, in Cathures: New Poems 1997–2001 (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2002), pp. 9–11. 1: The Once and Future Pilot 1. All such references are to Edwin Morgan, Collected Poems (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1996). 2. Letter dated 16 July 1992, in the Edwin Morgan Papers, Department of Special Collections, Glasgow University Library (MS Morgan DP/4). 3. Reprinted in Nothing Not Giving Messages: Edwin Morgan, reflections on work and life, ed. Hamish Whyte (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1990...


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