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language educator

William W. Morgan, American language educator. Recipient Sow's Ear Poetry prize, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, 1993, Dead Metaphor prize, Dead Metaphor Press, 1996. Member of Modern Language Association, Academy of America Poets, Poetry Society of America, Thomas Hardy Association (executive vice president since 1988).

Background

Morgan, William W. was born on August 19, 1940 in Atlanta. Son of William Woodrow and Frances Elizabeth (Coffee) Morgan.

Education

AB, North Georgia College, 1962. Master of Arts, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tennessee, 1969.

Career

Instructor English United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1966—1969. Professor English Illinois State University, Normal, since 1969. Executive producer Poetry Radio, WGLT-FM, Normal, Illinois, since 1990.

Director Thomas Hardy Poetry Page. Captain United States Army, 1966-1969.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (chapbook of poems) Trackings: The Body's Memory., 1998. Editorial board (journal) Victorian Poetry, since 1980, Victorians Institute Journal, 1992.

      Co-author: (essays) Voices in Tragic Harmony, 2000. Co-editor: Thomas Hardy's Emma Poems, 2001. Contributor numerous scholarly essays to professional publications.

Membership

Member of Modern Language Association, Academy of America Poets, Poetry Society of America, Thomas Hardy Association (executive vice president since 1988).

Connections

Married Mary Gaston Melton, December 21, 1963 (divorced June 1973). Children: William Eric, Jason Francis. Married Deborah Sue Moore, May 15, 1998.

father:
William Woodrow Morgan

mother:
Frances Elizabeth (Coffee) Morgan

spouses:
Mary Gaston Melton

Deborah Sue Moore

children:
William Eric Morgan

Jason Francis Morgan