Be part of a poem with Edwin Morgan & The Hunterian

The University is celebrating the centenary of Scotland’s first Makar or poet laureate, Edwin Morgan, and The Hunterian would like you to be a part of it.

Edwin Morgan had a long connection with UofG, as both a student and lecturer and donated his art collection to The Hunterian in 2004. A selection of the artworks that he displayed on his flat walls forms the content of the online exhibition, Edwin Morgan: An Eardley On My Wall.

The Hunterian would like to invite everyone to submit their own written responses to these artworks to create a crowdsourced poem. All responses are welcome: first impressions, emotions, memories, reflections to wild interpretations. Send them a sentence, a paragraph, a few words (even just a word, Morgan – a fan of the ‘one-word poem’ – would approve).

Once all the contributions have been gathered, our resident poet, Calum Rodger, will craft this crowdsourced poem bringing all of your voices together in celebration of Morgan’s unique collection, as well as, his continuing legacy in fostering inclusive and forward-looking communities through the love of art and poetry. 

Visit the online exhibition for inspiration.


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First published: 20 May 2020

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