Paul Morris holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Goucher College, plus an M.A. in Humanities from Southern Oregon University. His B.A. in English is from Arizona State University. He is a well-published writer with many poems, translations, essays and articles. His work has appeared in journals such as "Translation," "Black Warrior Review," "the threepenny review," "Crazyhorse," "Hayden's Ferry Review," "Alaska Quarterly" and he has been nominated for three Pushcart Awards.
Paul Morris has taught creative writing at ASU for more than 14 years. He is interested in nature writing and mundane studies (which contemplates ordinary things, examining their social, literary and natural histories as a way to rediscover the world around us). He is a published travel writer with a focus on culinary topics. He has also been literature director with the Arizona Commission on the Arts and worked for many years as a creative director, copywriter, speechwriter, Web writer, public relations writer, editor of corporate communications, and technical writer. Paul Morris once played trumpet in the Stan Kenton Orchestra.