“These poems are strong and full of carefully controlled
feeling. They are tender and precise evocations of the moral
and sensory life of man.”
Pulitzer Prize winner
“Morgan demonstrates that he understands the complexity and
the enormous possibilities of the free-verse line. These poems
are exposed, rich with affirmation, and always genuine.”
BRUCE WEIGL in Choice
“‘River of Light: A Conversation with Kabir’ is a testament to
the mystical power of the northern landscape and its denizens.
All the small stories and images Morgan brings to the poem
come together to create an ecosystem of sorts in these very wild
and very human pages.”
CLEA ROBERTS in The Northern Review
“Morgan writes of the natural beauties of his earth, Alaska.
The land and its creatures are changed by human reason and a
philosophy that brings comfort. What a beautiful human
endeavor Morgan’s life is, expanding our vision with colorful
masterful work. Poetry that is of service.”
GRACE CAVALIERI in The Washington Independent Review of Books
“John Morgan, one of our finest poet, draws on incandescent
creation-laden words to reveal the ‘authentic wilderness’ that
flourishes within us and, yes, without us.
MICHAEL WATERS editor of Contemporary American Poetry