james mcgonigal
Poet  •  Critic

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The biography Beyond the Last Dragon: A Life of Edwin Morgan (2010) drew extensively on excerpts from the poet’s letters in the Glasgow University Library’s Edwin Morgan Papers. The letters carry something of his voice, intelligence and reactions to the world and people around him. Afterwards, it seemed worthwhile to bring the full texts and contexts of these and other letters into view. The Midnight Letterbox, Selected Correspondence 1950–2010, co-edited with Dr John Coyle of Glasgow University over the last few years, is the result. It extends the biography in new and unexpected directions. In a way, this is the life retold in his own words.


Letter to Allen Ginsberg

Letter to Ted Hughes


Letter to Martin Bax


Letter to Veronica Forrest-Thomson

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