Bard Faculty

Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow has been on the Bard College faculty since 1990. He is a professor of literature, as well as a Bard Center fellow and the founding editor of Conjunctions, the distinguished literary magazine published by Bard.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Professor Morrow grew up in Denver, Colorado, and has lived or worked in a variety of places, including rural Honduras, Paris, and Cuneo, Italy. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and did his graduate studies as a Danforth Fellow at Yale University. Morrow is the author of six novels, including Trinity Fields, Giovanni's Gift, Ariel's Crossing, and The Diviner's Tale, as well as an illustrated children's book, Didn't Didn't Do It, with Gahan Wilson, and several poetry collections. He has edited numerous books, including, with Sam Hamill, The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth. He is coeditor of The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death, and author of the short story collection The Uninnocent and the novella The Fall of the Birds. He is completing work on his seventh novel, The Prague Sonata, as well as a book of creative nonfiction works, Meditations on a Shadow. Professor Morrow is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction (2007), PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in literary journal editing (2007); O. Henry Prize (2003); and the Academy Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1998). He was a member of the board of trustees of the PEN American Center from 1998 to 2002.

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