Rusty Morrison

Rusty MorrisonRusty Morrison’s book of poems the true keeps calm biding its story was chosen by Susan Howe for the Poetry Society of America’s DiCastagnola Award for a manuscript-in-progress, the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, chosen by Peter Gizzi, and was then selected by Rae Armantrout, Claudia Rankine, and Bruce Smith for the Academy of American Poet’s James Laughlin Award. Her previous book Whethering won the Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Forrest Gander. She lives in Richmond, California, and is Omnidawn’s co-publisher.


Finalist for the Commonwealth Club of California’s 82nd Annual California Book Award.

Winner of the Dorset Prize for After Urgency, selected by Jane Hirshfield

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