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About Donald Morrill

Donald Morrill is the author of three volumes of poetry, Awaiting Your Impossibilities (2015 Florida Book Award), At the Bottom of the Sky and With Your Back to Half the Day, as well as four books of nonfiction, Impetuous Sleeper, The Untouched Minutes (River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize), Sounding for Cool, and A Stranger’s Neighborhood.  His debut novel Beaut received the Lee Smith Novel Prize from Carolina Wren Press and will be published in 2018.

His work has appeared widely in magazines and journals, and has also received the Emerging Writers of Creative Nonfiction Award from Duquesne University Press, the Mid-List Press First Series Award,  the Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review and The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize for Nonfiction.

He has served as a foreign expert at Jilin University, Peoples’ Republic of China, and been a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Lodz, Poland. A past board officer of AWP (The Association of Writers and Writing Programs), he has been the Bedell Visiting Writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and Tammis Day Writer-in-residence at the Poetry Center at Smith. Currently he teaches in the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of Tampa http://www.ut.edu/mfacw/.