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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 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 fiction has appeared in CHOOSE WISELY: 35 WOMEN UP TO NO GOOD, Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, Sliver of Stone, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet. Several of her stories appear on Great Jones Street. She is the 2015 winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for her story “May Apples.” Her story “The Cycle of Life and Other Incidentals” was selected as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters short story competition. 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 NESTING: IT'S A CHICK THING, THE WRITING GROUP BOOK, THE GIRLS’ BOOK OF LOVE, THE GIRLS’ BOOK OF FRIENDSHIP, in journals The Butter and South Loop Review and on public radio. Morris teaches creative writing at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky. She also serves as communications consultant for the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her interviews and reviews can be found in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Reading Ireland, (Louisville) Courier Journal, Best New Fiction and Authorlink.com. Morris has an MFA in Fiction 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.