Edwin Morgan (Glasgow, UK, 1920 – 2010)
Edwin George Morgan was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th century. From traditional sonnet to blank verse, from epic seriousness to camp and ludic nonsense; and whether engaged in time-travelling space fantasies or exploring contemporary developments in physics and technology, the range of Morgan’s voices is a defining attribute. He had written many famous love poems, among them Strawberries and The Unspoken, in which the love object was not gendered, linking him to LGBT activist groups.