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Robin Morgan      

Poet, Activist & Face of Contemporary Feminism

A leader of contemporary US feminism, Robin Morgan has also been a major presence in the international Women’s Movement for more than 35 years.

An award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author, Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for A New Millennium. A leader of contemporary US feminism, she has also been a leader in the international women’s movement for 40 years.

An invited speaker at every major university in North America, she has traveled—as organizer, lecturer, journalist—across Europe, to Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pacific Island nations, the Philippines, and South Africa; she has twice (1986 and 1989) spent months in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, West Bank, and Gaza, reporting on the conditions of women.

Her books include the novels Dry Your Smile and The Mer-Child: A Legend for Children and Other Adults; nonfiction Going Too Far, The Word of A Woman, and The Anatomy of Freedom. Her work has been translated into 13 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Sanskrit. Recent books include Upstairs in the Garden: Selected and New Poems and A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999 , Saturday’s Child: A Memoir, and The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism. Her novel on the Inquisition—The Burning Time, has been optioned by Ashley Judd for a major motion picture; the UK/Commonwealth edition was published in 2008. Her Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right came out in 2006.

In 2005, Morgan co-founded the non-profit progressive organization, The Women’s Media Center with her friends actor/activist Jane Fonda, and activist Gloria Steinem. The focus of the organization is to make women powerful and visible in the media.

In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.

Founder and president of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, recently co-founder of, and co-founder of The Women’s Media Center, she serves on the boards of many women’s organizations in the US and abroad. In 1990, as Ms. Editor-in-Chief, she relaunched the magazine as an international, award-winning, ad-free bimonthly, resigning in 1994 to become Consulting Global Editor. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) and numerous other honors, she lives in New York City.


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