Writer Robert Morgan Returns to Campus

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Critically-acclaimed writer Robert Morgan will read and discuss his poetry 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University.

Morgan, who teaches at Cornell University, was featured speaker for a "Writers Read" last year at EMU, where he read from his best-selling novels Gap Creek, The Truest Pleasure and Brave Enemies as well as from his latest poetry collection, The Strange Attractor.

He will focus on poetry this time since EMU’s advanced writing classes are studying Morgan’s The Strange Attractor, according to Martha G. (Marti) Eads, associate professor of English at EMU.

Morgan’s writings poems have appeared in magazines such as Poetry, Paris Review, Antaeus, The Atlantic, American Poetry Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and in many anthologies. A craft interview was included in the Brockport Writers Forum video series.

He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Poetry Review prize, the Eunice Tietjens prize for poetry and the New York Foundation.

The poetry reading is open to the public free of charge.