Robert Morgan (poet)

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Robert Morgan (born 1944) is an American poet, short story writer, novelist.


He studied at North Carolina State University as an engineering and mathematics major, transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an English major, graduating in 1965, and completed an MFA degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1968.

He teaches at Cornell University beginning in 1971.[1]


  • Academy Award in Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters[2]
  • 2008 Thomas Wolfe Prize[3]
  • 2012 SIBA Book Award (nonfiction) for Lions of the West
  • 2013 William "Singing Billy" Walker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Southern Letters



  • Zirconia Poems. Northwood Narrows, New Hampshire: Lillabulero Press, 1969.
  • The Voice in the Crosshairs. Ithaca, New York: Angelfish Press. 1971. 
  • Red Owl. New York: Norton, 1972.
  • Land Diving. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1976. ISBN 978-0-8071-0199-5. 
  • Trunk & Thicket. Fort Collins, Colorado: L’Epervier Press, 1978.
  • Groundwork. Frankfort, Kentucky: Gnomon Press, 1979.
  • Bronze Age. Emory, Virginia: Iron Mountain Press, 1981.
  • At the Edge of the Orchard Country. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1987.
  • Sigodlin. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. 1990. 
  • Saints on islands: poems. Indigo. 1991. ISBN 978-0-9513614-3-6. 
  • Green River: New and Selected Poems. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1991.
  • Wild Peavines: New Poems. Frankfort, Kentucky: Gnomon Press, 1996.
  • Topsoil Road: Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-8071-2613-4. 
  • Morgan, Robert (2004). The Strange Attractor: New and Selected Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8071-2951-7. 

Short stories[edit]

  • "The Distant Blue Hills," The Southern Review.




  • Good Measure: Essays, Interviews and Notes on Poetry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993.


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