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the international companion to edited by alan riach EDWIN MORGAN international companions to scottish literature series editors: ian brown & thomas owen clancy INTERNATIONAL COMPANIONS offer essential insights into Scottish literary studies, covering key authors, periods and topics from the medieval to the contemporary. Written and edited by leading scholars, the INTERNATIONAL COMPANIONS series provides comprehensive, authoritative and accessible guides to all aspects of Scotland’s literature, past and present. Scottish Literature International Scottish Literature International is an imprint of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies www.asls.org.uk international companion to edwin morgan edited by alan riach Edwin Morgan (1920–2010) is one of the giants of modern poetry. Scotland’s national poet from 2004 until his death in 2010, in his long life he produced an incredible range of work, from the playful to the profound. This INTERNATIONAL COMPANION gives a comprehensive overview of Morgan’s poetry and drama. A range of expert contributors guide the reader along Morgan’s astonishing, multifaceted trajectory through space and time, providing students with an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work. international c ompanion to edwin morgan edited by al an riach S L I Cover image: “Portrait of Edwin Morgan (1920–2010)”, © Alasdair Gray, 2003–04. Reproduced by kind permission of the artist. Photograph courtesy of the Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2015. ...