blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Elizabeth Seydel Morgan is the author of four books of poetry: Language, a limited edition with prints by artist Laura Pharis, and three collections from Louisiana State University Press: Parties (1988 and recently released in a new edition), The Governor of Desire (1993), and On Long Mountain (1998), a finalist for the Library of Virginia Poetry Prize. Morgan is a graduate of Hollins College and received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has won the Emily Clark Balch Award from The Virginia Quarterly Review for her fiction. Her translation (with Christopher Pelling) of Euripides' Electra is included in the Penn Greek Drama Series; and her screenplay, Queen Esther, won the 1993 Governor's Award for Screenwriting at the Virginia Film Festival. She has also been the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Poems from her new manuscript have been published in The Southern Review, Five Points, Shenandoah, New Virginia Review, and The Cortland Review and currently appear on the Library of Congress Poetry website, Poetry180.