Morgan Eklund’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, The North American Review, The Louisville Review, ABZ, Whiskey Island, Hippocampus Magazine, New Orleans Review, and Sequestrum. Previous awards include the Sarabande Books’ Flo Gault Poetry Prize, the Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, James Hearst Poetry Prize. She has been nominated for the New Poets Anthology and Pushcart Prize. She is an alumna of the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts and a 2019 Hadley Creative.

Morgan is from Morehead, Kentucky, and holds a BA in English and Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University. She spent eight years in Louisville, Kentucky working for many great organizations including Sarabande Books, The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, and the Fund for the Arts. She now lives in Chicago where she recently received her MFA in Poetry from Northwestern University. She is the Manager of Rentals and Events at Steppenwolf Theatre.

Morgan would like to thank the following organizations for past funding and support: The Kentucky Arts Council, The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Art, Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Hadley Creative program.