James McGonigal

James McGonigal is a Glasgow-based poet, biographer and critic. He taught English in secondary schools and then in teacher education. A former editor of New Writing Scotland, he has also co-edited anthologies of Scottish religious poetry, Irish-Scots writing and writing for children. Beyond the Last Dragon: A Life of Edwin Morgan (2012) was Scottish Research Book of the Year, and he recently co-edited The Midnight Letterbox (Carcanet Press, 2015), a selection of Morgan’s correspondence from 1950 up until 2010. Prize-winning pamphlets from Mariscat Press include Passage/An Pasaíste (2004) and Cloud Pibroch (2010) which won the Michael Marks Award. His first full collection is The Camphill Wren (Red Squirrel Press, 2016).


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