Morgan Grayce Willow
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Morgan Grayce Willow holds an M.A. in creative writing from Colorado State University. Her awards include: a SASE/Jerome Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships in both poetry and prose, and a Loft-McKnight in poetry. Morgan's chapbook Arpeggio of Appetite was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have also appeared in a chapbook entitled Spinnerets and a variety of publications including: Northeast, Sidewalks, The Tactile Mind, 100 Words, Malachite & Agate, The Bloomsbury Review, Sing Heavenly Muse!, Negative Capability, Hurricane Alice, Ache, and others. Formerly an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Morgan received a translation grant from The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and published a guide for making literary events accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences entitled Crossing That Bridge. For this, and other efforts to make the literary arts accessible to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing audiences, VSA Arts of Minnesota selected Morgan for their Arts Access Award in 2002. She has also been instrumental in bringing poetry to new Twin Cities audiences through Poetry in Motion®, a program that places poetry posters in Metro Transit buses and light rail cars. Morgan teaches at The Loft Literary Center where she was recently named Teaching Fellow and at Minneapolis College.
Winning Entry: Charles F. Sorrow, Jr.
Contest Won: War Poetry Contest 2005, Finalist