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The Concrete World of Edwin Morgan

Mark the centenary of the Scottish poet at an exhibition on his visual poetry and his life as a gay writer.

Showcasing many rare works from the National Poetry Library collection, the exhibition features displays of Edwin Morgan works as large-scale graphics and sound, alongside publications and ephemera.

As part of the exhibition, we have commissioned new work from four LGBTQ+ poets, whose poems are available to view in the exhibition space.

You can also interact with a Morgan poem that has been reimagined as a digital game.

Born in 1920, Morgan was unique in the international concrete poetry movement for being prolific in many forms of poetry and for bringing warmth and humour to his visual work.

Come along to discover more about his unique vision as a poet and to see how a new generation of poets have reimagined his contribution to 20th- and 21st-century poetry.

Dates & times

30 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
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  • April 2020

    • Thu 30 April 2020
      • 11:00 am
  • May 2020

    • Fri 1 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sat 2 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 3 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 5 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 6 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 7 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Fri 8 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sat 9 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 10 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 12 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 13 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 14 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Fri 15 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sat 16 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 17 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 19 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 20 May 2020
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    • Thu 21 May 2020
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    • Fri 22 May 2020
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    • Sat 23 May 2020
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    • Sun 24 May 2020
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    • Tue 26 May 2020
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    • Wed 27 May 2020
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    • Thu 28 May 2020
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    • Fri 29 May 2020
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    • Sat 30 May 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 31 May 2020
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    • Tue 2 June 2020
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    • Sun 7 June 2020
      • 11:00 am
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    • Thu 11 June 2020
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    • Fri 12 June 2020
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    • Sat 13 June 2020
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    • Sun 14 June 2020
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    • Tue 16 June 2020
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    • Thu 18 June 2020
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    • Sun 21 June 2020
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    • Wed 24 June 2020
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    • Thu 25 June 2020
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    • Fri 26 June 2020
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    • Sat 27 June 2020
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    • Sun 28 June 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 30 June 2020
      • 11:00 am
  • July 2020

    • Wed 1 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 2 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Fri 3 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sat 4 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 5 July 2020
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    • Tue 7 July 2020
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    • Wed 8 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 9 July 2020
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    • Fri 10 July 2020
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    • Sat 11 July 2020
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    • Sun 12 July 2020
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    • Tue 14 July 2020
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    • Wed 15 July 2020
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    • Thu 16 July 2020
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    • Sat 18 July 2020
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    • Sun 19 July 2020
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    • Tue 21 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 22 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 23 July 2020
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    • Fri 24 July 2020
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    • Sat 25 July 2020
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    • Sun 26 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 28 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 29 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 30 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Fri 31 July 2020
      • 11:00 am
  • August 2020

    • Sat 1 August 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Sun 2 August 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Tue 4 August 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Wed 5 August 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Thu 6 August 2020
      • 11:00 am
    • Fri 7 August 2020
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    • Sat 8 August 2020
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    • Sun 9 August 2020
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    • Tue 11 August 2020
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    • Wed 12 August 2020
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    • Thu 13 August 2020
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    • Fri 14 August 2020
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    • Sat 15 August 2020
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    • Sun 16 August 2020
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    • Tue 18 August 2020
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    • Wed 19 August 2020
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    • Thu 20 August 2020
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    • Fri 21 August 2020
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    • Sat 22 August 2020
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    • Sun 23 August 2020
      • 11:00 am

where

National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

Free