poetry of light, air and Alaska

August 19, 2015

poetry by John Morgan

Mark your calendar: poet John Morgan will read from his latest works at Village Books next Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 7:00pm.

John Morgan’s two most recent books are River of Light, published last year by the University of Alaska Press, and Archives of the Air, just out from Salmon Poetry.

Morgan has put together a PowerPoint slide show to accompany the reading and illustrate some of the remarkable places in Alaska that have inspired his writing. These include Denali National Park, where he served as writer-in-residence, and the Copper River, where he took part in a week-long raft trip described in River of Light.

Born in New York City, John Morgan won the Hatch Prize for Lyric Poetry at Harvard and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, where he was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. He currently divides his time between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Bellingham, Washington.

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