Gwendolyn Morgan

Poet

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 will be at Centrum in an Artist Residency Winter 2020.  She has been a recipient of artist and writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera, 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. She is currently the Clark County Poet Laureate, Washington 2018-2020.   Gwendolyn and her spouse share their home, music and creekside walks with Naomi, a rescued Cardigan Corgi & Chesapeake Retriever mix.

Publications & Prizes

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

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, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker, Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft and Conversations by ed. by CMaire Fuhrman & Dean Rader

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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Last update: Nov 13, 2019