Robin Morgan - New York City, 2014


Robin Morgan
New York City, 2014

An award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, and best-selling author, Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books.


Morgan’s anthologies include the classics Sisterhood Is Powerful (Random House, 1970) and Sisterhood Is Global (Doubleday, l984; updated edition, The Feminist Press, 1996); and Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium (Simon & Schuster/Washington Square Press, 2003). The New York Public Library named Sisterhood Is Powerful “One of the 100 most influential Books of the 20th Century,” alongside the work of Freud and Marx.


Her nonfiction includes Going Too Far (Random House, 1977), The Word of A Woman (Norton, 1992, 2nd ed. 1994), The Anatomy of Freedom (Norton, 1994), Saturday’s Child: A Memoir (Norton, 2000), her best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism (Norton, 1989—2nd ed. with new Introduction and Afterword, Washington Square Press, 2001), and Fighting Words: A ToolKit for Combating the Religious Right (Nation Books, 2006).


Her poetry collections include Monster (Random House, 1972), Lady Of The Beasts (Random House, 1976), Death Benefits (Copper Canyon Press, 1981), Depth Perception (Doubleday, 1982), Upstairs In The Garden: Selected and New Poems (1990) and A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999 (both Norton), and the work in progress, Dark Matter. Her poems have appeared in such anthologies as The Poetry (Chicago) Anthology, and in numerous literary journals, both in the United States and abroad, in English and in translation, including The Atlantic, American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Sewanee Review, Ms., The Woman’s Review of Books, The Yale Review, and The New England Review.


Morgan’s novels include Dry Your Smile (Doubleday, l987), The Mer-Child: A Legend for Children and Other Adults (The Feminist Press, 1991), an historical novel on the Inquisition, The Burning Time (Melville House, 2006), and the forthcoming Tell Me A Story Before I Sleep.

Other Writings

Morgan’s articles, essays, reviews, profiles, interviews, investigative journalism, and political analyses have appeared widely in such publications as The Guardian (UK), The Los Angeles Times, Ms., The New Republic, The New York Times, and The Village Voice. Her essays have also appeared in reprint in international media, and Morgan has written for online audiences. Among her best known articles are:

The last six and other examples of her online work are hosted in the archives of The Women’s Media Center.

Morgan’s writing has been translated into 13 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Sanskrit. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry), Yaddo writing residency, The Front Page Award for Distinguished Journalism, and numerous other honors, Morgan lives in New York City.