Poet, novelist, short story writer, and historian Robert Morgan was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. He is the author of many books; highlights include the novels Gap Creek, Brave Enemies and This Rock, the poetry collections The Strange Attractor and October Crossing, and the nonfiction book Boone: A Biography. Morgan has taught at Cornell since 1971, and presently lives in Ithaca, NY.
Morgan read from his work on November 12, 2009, in Cornell’s Goldwin Smith Hall. This interview took place earlier the same day.