Morgan, Robin, 1941-Alternative names
Feminist activist, author, poet, child star, and editor of MS. magazine.
From the description of Robin Morgan papers, 1947-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 48948587
1941, Jan. 29:
Born in Lake Worth, Fla.
Graduated with Honors from the Wetter School
1956- 1959: Student with private tutors at Columbia University, ages 15-18
1961- 1969: Free-lance book editor
Married Kenneth Pitchford
Organized first feminist demonstration against Miss America Pageant
Birth of son, Blake
1969- 1970: Editor for Grove Press
Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement
Founder and president of The Sisterhood is Powerful Foundation
Monster: Poems published
Visiting chair and guest professor of Women's Studies at New College, Sarasota, Fla.
1974- 1987: Editor and columnist of Ms. magazine
Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist published
1979- 1980: Received National Endowment for the Arts grant
Depth Perception: New Poems and a Masque published
1982- 1984: Received Ford Foundation grant
Founder of Sisterhood is Global Institute
Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology
Distinguished visiting scholar and lecturer at Rutgers University, N. J.
The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism published
1989- 1993: Editor in chief of Ms. magazine
Divorced from Kenneth Pitchford
Received Honorary Doctorate from the University of Connecticut
Consulting editor of Ms. magazine
1996- 1997: Visiting professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of International Affairs
Saturday's Child: A Memoir published
Author, compiler, and editor of Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium
Columnist for Ms. magazine
Robin Morgan is a feminist activist, award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, and essayist. She was a child model, had her own radio show at the age of four, and was a child star on television. Since the late 1960s, when she organized the first demonstration against the Miss America Pageant, Morgan has been active in the feminist movement. In 1984, she founded the Sisterhood is Global Institute, an international, non-governmental, and non-profit organization concerned with women's rights which is currently based in Montreal, Canada.
As a recipient of numerous writing grants, Morgan has published eighteen books, including six poetry collections, two books of fiction, the now-classic anthology Sisterhood is Powerful (named by the American Library Association one of the "The 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century"), and an anthology of international feminism, Sisterhood is Global . She has also consistently contributed to Ms. magazine. She currently lives in New York.
From the guide to the Robin Morgan papers, 1940s-2010 and undated, bulk 1970-2000, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
- Women's rights
- Lesbian feminism
- Periodical editors
- Feminist poetry
- Feminism--Study and teaching (Higher)
- South Africa (as recorded)
- Middle East (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Soviet Union (as recorded)