Week 1: maps, language, belonging

The first poem discussed was 

                           The Chaffinch Map of Scotland by Edwin Morgan (1975)

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                                                               Reproduced by kind permission of the Edwin Morgan estate. 

This is a concrete poem showing a stylised map of Scotland made out of local dialect words for "Chaffinch". Reactions to this were very strong, ranging from "That's not a poem!" through confusion to delight at "how clever this is". 


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