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.