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August 22, 2002

Edwin Morgan, Poet Laureate of

Edwin Morgan, Poet Laureate of Glasgow, has written The Welcome, a paean to libraries. The occasion - the opening of this year's IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) conference in Glasgow earlier this week. According to the press release, "The verse is a tribute to the knowledge contained in libraries and to their continuing relevance in the age of digital information and cyberspace." Be sure to scroll down towards the bottom to find the poem and several annotations.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:26 AM | Librariana , Writing & Language