Morgan Eklund’s poetry has appeared in the North American Review, The Louisville Review, ABZ, Whiskey Island, Typishly, and Anima. Previous awards and nominations include Sarabande Books’ Flo Gault Poetry Prize, the Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, James Hearst Poetry Prize, and a 2017 Pushcart Prize nomination. 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 the last 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 moved to Chicago in May 2019 and began the MFA program in Prose and Poetry at Northwestern University.
Morgan would like to thank the following organizations for 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.