Ellen Birkett Morris


Ellen Birkett Morris’s play, Fool Me Once, appeared in Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People. Her ten-minute play, Lost Girls, was a finalist for the 2008 Heideman Award given by Actors Theatre of Louisville. Morris is the author of SURRENDER (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, The Clackamas Literary Review, Juked, Alimented, Gastronomica, and Inscape.  Morris won top prize in the 2008 Binnacle Ultra-Short Edition and was a semi-finalist for the 2009 Rita Dove Poetry Prize. 
Her fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, Antioch Review, Notre Dame Review, South Carolina Review, wigleaf, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Upstreet. She is the 2015 winner of the Bevel Summers Prize for her story “May Apples.” Her story “The Cycle of Life and Other Incidentals” was selected as a finalist in the Glimmer Train Press Family Matters short story competition.


I am concerned with issues of seeing and being seen and giving voice to the voiceless in society. I am also intrigued by questions about fate versus self-determination. I hope that my work honors those who are dismissed, oppressed and not fully seen in our society.






Lost Girls. Monologue Bank

Fool Me Once. Plays Magazine
 Nov 2006, Vol. 66, Issue 2, p. 13

The Last Minute. forthcoming at http://www.mudcityjournal.com/

Everybody to Their Own Thing.  Unpublished

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Ellen Birkett Morris

A woman honors, even envies, an abducted girl.

Ellen Birkett Morris

Allison reflects on her own challenges and remembers an abducted local girl.