Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Metaphrog Comic on STV

STV's The Hour, featuring Liz Lochhead talking about our comic adaptation of Edwin Morgan's poem The First Men on Mercury.



For the full National Poetry Day feature version please follow this link.

Friday, 9 October 2009

THE FIRST MEN ON MERCURY ON TV

STV's The Hour featured our comic adaptation of THE FIRST MEN ON MERCURY on National Poetry Day, as a way of interesting children in poetry visually. Liz Lochhead, Glasgow's Poet Lauteate, made an appearance on the show reading and talking about poetry.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

THE FIRST MEN ON MERCURY

Today, 32 500+ copies of our Edwin Morgan comic adaptation, THE FIRST MEN ON MERCURY, are being distributed to all pupils in Glasgow Secondary schools, to celebrate National Poetry Day.

For those of you who have left school long ago or don't live in Glasgow, you can read the comic online at www.metaphrog.com/mercury. We wanted to make this site a little bit special, and so have added some behind the scenes information on the making of the comic. Educators will also find teaching notes for the classroom.

The project was originally commissioned and is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.



THE FIRST MEN ON MERCURY COMIC
Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Edwin Morgan website
National Poetry Day