the poet
karla k. morton
, the 2010 Texas State Poet Laureate and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, is a celebrated poet, author and storyteller. She has been described as "one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry" with good reason.

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Her poetry, which spans many subjects and forms, has also been published in a variety of literary journals, including: descant (winner of Betsy Colquitt Award), AmarilloBay, the Concho River Review, the Southwestern American Literature, Right Hand Pointing, Oak Bend Review, Borderlands, Wichita Falls Literary and Art Review, The Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, the Texas Poetry Calendar, Illya's Honey, Austin International Poetry Anthology, New Texas, Denton Writer's League Anthology, REAL, Right Hand Pointing and ARDENT.



Morton loves to promote poetry and serves as a board member of the Greater Denton Arts Council, a founding member of the Denton Poets' Assembly (part of the Poetry Society of Texas) and as a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, the Western Writers of America, the Writer's League of Texas and
4 the Academy of American Poets.

In her role as Texas Poet Laureate, she created the Little Town, Texas Tour, and logged thousands of miles across Texas to take poetry and the arts into schools across the state, focusing particularly on small towns underserved by the arts.

Karla is honored that her work has been selected by many high school students in the U.S. for UIL Poetry competitions. Born in 1964, she is considered a contemporary poet. Click here for a letter stating Karla’s birth date if you are using her work for a UIL competition (and good luck!).

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