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The Robert Burns Collection at the BYU Library
He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language and regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement. Poet and lyricist Robert Burns is a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. A celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. On today's Thinking Aloud, Marcus Smith hosts Matthew Wickman and Maggie Gallup Kopp. The two collaborated on an exhibition at the BYU Harold B. Lee Library titled: Robert Burns and the Poetic Image.—Original airdate: 2/4/2009

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