* 2018 Michigan Notable Book
* Winner of the 2017 Moveen Prize in Poetry
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Praise for Harborless:
In Cindy Hunter Morgan’s elegant collection, Harborless, the unique power of historic poetry is on full display. These meticulous and striking poems balance imagination and fact to explore the complex maritime narratives of the Great Lakes. The result is an important and refreshing book full of unexpected histories and wonder.
– Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke
Here, a shipload of cast iron stoves slips to the bottom of the lake, where it will rest forever among the teacups, the crankshafts, the revolvers, and the bones of sailors. On one level, Cindy Hunter Morgan’s Harborless is a deft and moving chronicle of forty shipping catastrophes in the Great Lakes, described with loving attention to detail, to the tiny particulars that create our sense of a whole story. But on a greater level, this is also a book about the transience of human experience, the vagaries of memory, and the forces that buffet all of us, often wildly and violently, during and after our lives. Harborless is a brilliant first book, one that will continue to haunt me.
– Kevin Prufer, co-curator of The Unsung Masters Series
Art and history, geography and prosody, folklore, flotsam, salvage and ruin: Harborless is freighted with scholarship, imaginative heft, and virtuosity. For the stargazer, horizon scanner, boatman and long-hauler, storm watcher and lighthouse keeper, Cindy Hunter Morgan has wrought a Great Lakes classic: an epic paid out in local, heroic, and poignant doses. Brava!
– Thomas Lynch
Poems from Harborless appear in:
the museum of americana
Blue Lyra Review
Cheat River Review
I'm working on a new full-length manuscript. Poems from this project appear or are forthcoming in:
Tinderbox Box Poetry Journal
North Dakota Quarterly
Stirring (Sundress Publications)
A generous review of my second chapbook, Apple Season, appears in the museum of americana.
My first chapbook, The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker, got some fine praise from Justin Hamm in an interview he did for Speaking of Marvels -- a very cool site featuring a series of interviews about chapbooks.