Journalist, editor, activist and child actor, Robin Morgan has been a leader in the feminist movement since the 1960s. Morgan co-founded the Women’s Media Center and founded the Sisterhood Is Global Institute. She has lectured widely, written articles for numerous journals and newspapers, and served as editor of Ms. Magazine from 1990 to 1993.
Morgan’s books of poetry include Monster (1972), Depth Perception: New Poems and a Masque (1994), and A Hot January: Poems 1996–1999. Christine Stenstrom, reviewing Upstairs in the Garden: Poems Selected and New (1991), recognized the “wit and irony of John Donne” in Morgan’s love poems, adding, “as a vindication and celebration of the female experience, these inventive poems successfully wed feminist rhetoric with vivid imagery and sensitivity to the music of language.” Morgan has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for her poetry.
Morgan is the editor of several influential anthologies, among them Sisterhood Is Powerful (1970), Sisterhood Is Global (1984, 1996), and Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium (2003). She has also written nonfiction, including Sunday’s Child: A Memoir (2001) and The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism (1989, updated in 2001), and several novels.
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