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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
I am returning to non-scholarly writing after having fallen away for the past several years. Nonfiction is limited to the memoir. My poetry touches on personal issues, and my fiction is pretty much limited to stories about the outdoors that are really not about the outdoors.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
In addition to the publications listed below, Moffett is also the author of the critical work, James Merrill: An Introduction to the Poetry (Columbia University Press, 1984), and the translations, The North! To the North! Five Swedish Poets of the Nineteenth Century (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001) and Gentleman, Single, Refined and Selected Poems 1937-1959, by Hjalmar Gullberg (Louisiana State University Press, 1979).
Fiction Writer, Poet
Ellen Birkett Morris writes poetry, fiction and short plays from her home in Louisville, Kentucky. Morris is the author of Surrender (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, Juked, Alimentum, Gastronomica, and Inscape. Morris won top prize in the 2008 Binnacle Ultra-Short Edition and was a semi-finalist for the 2009 Rita Dove Poetry Prize. Her poem, Origins, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her fiction has been published in CHOOSE WISELY: 35 WOMEN UP TO NO GOOD and in Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet, among other journals. Her story “May Apples” won the 2015 Bevel Summers Prize and will appear in Shenandoah this fall. “The Cycle of Life and Other Incidentals” was selected as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters short story competition. She is a recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council in support of her fiction. Morris’s play, Fool Me Once, appeared in Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People. Her ten-minute play, Lost Girls, was a finalist for the 2008 Heideman Award given by Actors Theatre. Lost Girls received a staged reading at Cincinnati’s Arnoff Center. She has contributed articles to national publications including Cooking Light, www.DrKoop.com, and www.womensenews.org. Her essays can be found in trade paperback books including Hidden Kitchens, Nesting: It’s a Chick Thing, and The Writing Group Book and on public radio. Morris has attended the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminar and has an MFA from the Queens University-Charlotte low residency program. She has received grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is the recipient of a 2013 Al Smith Fellowship for her fiction given by the Kentucky Arts Council. She works as a public relations consultant and writes regularly for www.authorlink.com, Best New Fiction and Prairie Schooner Briefly Noted.