The Edwin Morgan Trust is thrilled to announce our 2023 The Second Life Awards recipients.
Edwin Morgan (1920–2010) led a remarkable and wide-ranging creative life. He published 25 collections of his own poetry, and translated hundreds of Russian, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German poems too. He also wrote plays, opera libretti, radio broadcasts, journalism, book and drama reviews, literary criticism, and artworks. His work continues to be published, produced, taught and celebrated.
The Edwin Morgan Trust works to uphold the wishes of the late Edwin Morgan by supporting his vision for the development of Scottish poetry and translation. We approach our objectives as he would have – with creativity, inclusivity and a hopeful vision of the future.
Out,‘At Eighty’ by Edwin Morgan
push it all out into the unknown!
Unknown is best, it beckons best
In response to the success of The Second Life grants scheme that was conceived to celebrate Edwin Morgan’s Centenary (2020–2021), we have established a permanent funding stream to support projects that connect with Edwin Morgan’s life and work and that enrich Scottish cultural life. The Trust will partner with organisations, collectives and groups to support the art of poetry and build relationships between poetry and other art forms. Rather than developing our own programmes, we would like to see how we could support the important existing work that is being done in Scotland and beyond to amplify and encourage under-represented* voices.