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Edward Morin

Edward Morin

Author's Bio

Edward Morin is a poet, translator, and song writer who was born and educated in Chicago. His poems have been published in Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters, Poetry Northwest, and many other magazines. Collections of his poems include LABOR DAY AT WALDEN POND (Ridgeway Press, 1997) and THE DUST OF OUR CITY (Clover Press, 1978). TRANSPORTATION: HOT TUNES AND BLUES FROM MOTOR CITY (1988) is a recorded album of his original songs. His co-translations of contemporary Greek and Chinese poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry Miscellany, TriQuarterly, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and Two Lines: A Journal of Translation. He has edited and, with Fang Dai and Dennis Ding, has co-translated an anthology, THE RED AZALEA: CHINESE POETRY SINCE THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION (U. of Hawaii Press, 1990). They have also co-translated a book length manuscript of poems by the contemporary Chinese, Cai Qijiao. His recent co-translations of poems by Arab authors Yousef el Qedra and Diab Rabie have been published in Banipal: Magazine of Modern Arab Literature, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Asymptote, The Dirty Goat, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, and in an anthology which he co-edited, Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012). He has an M.A. from The University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Loyola University (Chicago), both in English. He has taught English and writing at Wayne State U., U. of Michigan, U. of Kentucky, U. of Cincinnati, and College for Creative Studies in Detroit. He was associate editor and managing editor of CHICAGO REVIEW, a proofreader for POETRY MAGAZINE, and is currently editor of the Poetry Society of Michigan's journal, PENINSULA POETS. He has acted and sung in over thirty dramatic and musical productions with Metropolitan Players of Chicago, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Comic Opera Guild, and Ann Arbor Civic Theatre. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, MI.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Labor Day at Walden Pond (Ridgeway Press, 1997), The Dust of Our City (Clover Press, 1978)
Anthologies:
Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), The Red Azalea: Chinese Poetry Since the Cultural Revolution (University of Hawaii Press, 1990)
Journals:
Hudson Review, Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, TriQuarterly
Prizes:
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize from The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (2009); THIRD WEDNESDAY magazine's Annual poetry Prize (2009); finalist in NEGATIVE CAPABILITY magazine's the Eve of St. Agnes Competition (judged by Margaret Atwood, 1985); honorable mention as runner-up in the 22nd Annual Abbie M. Copps Poetry Contest (judged by X.J. Kenned7y, 1987); second prize for ballade(1983) and honorable mention for Mason sonnet (1986) and Charles Baudelaire Poem of the City at Night (1987) in Traditional Forms Contests of the International Order of Narrative Poets.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, Tales from 1,001 Nights, Selected Stories by Alice Munro
Favorite Books:
Nicolai Gogol, DEAD SOULS Leo Tolstoy, WAR AND PEACE Miguel de Cervantes, DON QUIXOTE George Bernard Shaw, MAJOR BARBARA Gustave Flaubert, MADAM BOVARY Henry David Thoreau, WALDEN
Favorite Authors:
Li Bai, Du Fu, Po Chu-I, Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Heinrich Heine, Jean Giraudoux, Bertolt Brecht, Nizar Qabbani, Theodore Roethke

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Listing last updated: February 21, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Children
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
Chicago, IL

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