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Creating art and writing poetry are creative practices that come between waking and being awake, in a place of doubt and dream, struggle and clarity.  Poetic practice is both a discipline and a gift.  Creative practice is a demanding and enchanting journey. Our art reminds us who we are each morning, and how we are interconnected with the cosmos.

With gratitude,

Gwendolyn

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I will walk down your mountain 

Under the morning sun

 

A Kermode Bear 

Lumbers across Princess Royal Island

Morgan, 2018 (photo by Kim Salgado)(1)

Meet the Poet and the Artist

GWENDOLYN MORGAN learned the names of birds and wildflowers and inherited paint brushes and boxes from her grandmothers. With an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, she has been a recipient of artist and writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera, Into the Depths of Winter, and Soapstone. Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, her first book of poems, was a winner of the Wild Earth Poetry Prize, Hiraeth Press. Her poems have appeared in: Calyx, Dakotah, Kalliope, Kinesis, Mudfish, Tributaries: A Journal of Nature Writing, Written River as well as The Cancer Poetry Project 2, and other anthologies, blogs and literary journals. Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces is a Nautilus Gold Winner in Poetry and a Foreward Indies Book of the Year Finalist in the Nature Category. Gwendolyn and Judy A. Rose, her spouse, share their Salmon Creek home and creekside walks with Naomi, a rescued Cardigan Corgi & Chesapeake Retriever mix.

All the five species of Pacific Salmon

Spawn in the streams.

 

Notice the vibrational patterns of color, light,

the color of the fur of the white bear,

A high frequency of a unique mutation

In a pigmentation gene.

 

Some people have golden-yellow energy

Full of radiance, hope, strength

Praise for my books

Like Whimbrels, Willets,

And Red knots.

 

Perhaps the white bear

Is a salmon bear. 

Flight Feathers

April 22nd, 2022

Flight Feathers

Flight Feathers is a collection steeped in remembrance. Avian flight feathers are anchored to bone with ligaments to offer courageous lift of wings. In a traumatic time of poly crisis and upheaval, Gwendolyn Morgan’s poetry illuminates natural landscapes, brings us to renewed hope. In a season of transition, we are offered a place to honor our collective grief and gratitude.

“What Gwendolyn Morgan has wrought with these soulful poems is an invitation to listen and to bear witness to the multiple and intricate ways we humans are connected to each other across languages and cultures and to all of creation. Morgan reminds us that light glows inside us and inside each living thing be it flora or fauna. Everywhere in these vital poems there is light, wonder, and healing.”

Claudia Castro Luna
Washington State Poet Laureate (2018-2021)
Author of One River, A Thousand Voices.

She likes Elder Berries, Salmon Berries,

Sockeye, Yellow Cedar, Sitka Spruce.

 

Dunlins, shore birds, feathers,

She watches them fly in a formation.

Accolades

wild earth poetry award_Gwendolyn Morgan
poetry book award winner_Gwendolyn Morgan
poetry book award 2019_Gwendolyn Morgan
nautilus silver award winner_Gwendolyn Morgan
nautilus gold award winner_Gwendolyn Morgan
nature writing award winner_Gwendolyn Morgan
Hiraeth Press award winner_Gwendolyn Morgan
forward indies book of the year finalist_Gwendolyn Morgan

A rainbow is caused by the refraction of light

through raindrops.

 

Listen to the sound of water

The smell of damp earth

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the spaces between the notes

Of the Chestnut-backed Chickadee.

 

Pacific Hemlock, Grand Fir

Obsidian, Garnet, red river rock.

 

The bear wades in the stream before you, splashes.

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