Robert Morgan (poet)

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Robert Morgan (born 1944) is an American poet, short story writer, and 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 has taught at Cornell University since 1971, and was appointed Professor of English in 1984.[1]




  • "OPTION", The Atlantic, October 1997
  • "Wind From a Waterfall", The Atlantic, September 1999
  • "Girdling", The Atlantic, December 1997
  • "Holy Cussing", Southern Poetry Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2004
  • 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.
  • Terroir. New York: Penguin Books. 2011. ISBN 978-0-14-312019-3.
  • Dark Energy. New York: Penguin Books. 2015. ISBN 978-0-14-312806-9.

Short stories[edit]




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


  1. ^ "Robert Morgan". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  2. ^ Daniel Aloi (2007-04-19). "Writer Robert Morgan wins literary prize from American Academy of Arts and Letters". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  3. ^ Daniel Aloi (2008-09-09). "Kindred writer and spirit Robert Morgan receives 2008 Thomas Wolfe Prize". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-01-28.

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