Gwendolyn Morgan


P.O. Box 65308
Vancouver, WA 98665

Author's Bio

Gwendolyn Morgan is a Northwest poet and artist. She learned the names of birds and wildflowers and inherited paint brushes and wooden paint boxes from her grandmothers. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union. She was at Centrum in an Artist Residency Winter 2020.  She has been a recipient of artist and writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera, Centrum, Into the Depths of Winter, and Soapstone. Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, her first book of poems, was a winner of the Wild Earth Poetry Prize, Hiraeth Press. Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces, is a Nautilus Gold Winner in Poetry and a Foreward Indies Book of the Year Finalist in the Nature Category. Before the Sun Rises, her third book of poetry, was released June 2019 from Homebound Publications and is a Nautilus Silver Winner in Poetry. She is currently the Clark County Poet Laureate, Washington 2018-2020.   Gwendolyn and her spouse Judy A. Rose share their home, music and creekside walks with Naomi, a rescued Cardigan Corgi & Chesapeake Retriever mix.

Publications & Prizes

Before the Sun Rises (Homebound Publications, 2019)
Snowy Owls, Egrets, & Unexpected Graces (Homebound Publications, 2016)
Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea (Homebound Publications, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Nautilus Silver, Poetry Book Award Winner (2019)

Forward Indies Book of the Year Finalist, Nature Writing (2017)

Nautilus Gold, Poetry Book Award Winner (2017)

Wild Earth Poetry Prize, Hiraeth Press (2013)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
* Leslie Marmon Silko * dg nanouk okpik * Josefina de la Torre * María Isabel Lara Millapán * Julia Alvarez * Ana Castillo * Jane Hirshfield * Barbara Kingsolver * Louise Erdrich * Ursula LeGuin * Madeleine L'Engle
What I'm reading now: 
Shapes of Native Non Fiction by ed. by Elissa Washuta & Theresa Warburton, Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz, Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft and Conversations by ed. by CMaire Fuhrman & Dean Rader, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo, The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, the more extravagant feast by Leah Naomi Green, Choice Words by Annie Finch, editor, Take A Stand: Art Against Hate by Anna Balint, Phoebe Bosche & Thomas Hubbard, editors

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Last update: May 11, 2020