Born in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, poet Morri Creech earned a BA at Winthrop University and an MA and MFA at McNeese State University. His formal poems engage human questions within a framework of biblical and mythical allusion. A reviewer for Library Journal praises Creech’s “sense of pacing and musicality,” observing that in The Sleep of Reason, Creech “turn[s] over hard questions as he registers frustration with the human detritus of banks, businesses, and weapons of war, but he finally comes back to the surety and beauty of the universe.”
Creech’s collections include The Sleep of Reason (2013), the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize–winning Field Knowledge (2006), and the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize–winning Paper Cathedrals (2001). His work has been featured in Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (2005, 4th edition, edited by R.S. Gwynn) and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets (2009, edited by David Yezzi).
Creech’s honors include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, and a Southwest Review Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award. Creech has taught at Queens University of Charlotte and McNeese State University. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.