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Subject: Scots Makar Edwin Morgan dies aged 90

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/10 at 12:46 pm

The Scots Makar - or national poet - Edwin Morgan has died at the age of 90.

Mr Morgan, who was widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th Century, passed away on Thursday after suffering pneumonia.

He was born in Glasgow's west end and grew up in nearby Rutherglen before studying at Glasgow University in 1937.

His writing spanned more than 60 years and included celebrated works such as The Second Life (1968) and From Glasgow to Saturn (1973).

Morgan was announced as Glasgow's first Poet Laureate in autumn 1999, and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2000.

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