Sawnie Morris won the 2015 New Issues Poetry Award for Her, Infinite (judge: Major Jackson), released by New Issues Press in March of 2016. A poem from Her, Infinite has been selected for inclusion in Best American Experimental Writing, 2016 (Wesleyan University Press, online edition), and she is winner of the 2016 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize (judge: Lee Upton), sponsored by Hunger Mountain. Her writing has been honored with a Poetry Society of America George Bogin Memorial Award and she has been a co-wiinner of a New Mexico Book Award for her poetry chapbook in The Sound a Raven Makes (Tres Chicas Books). Her poems have appeared in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry & OpinionPool: A Poetry JournalJournal of Feminist Studies in ReligionThe JournalWomen’s Review of Books and other magazines. Her writing about poetry and poets has won a Texas Pen Literary Award and appeared in The Kenyon Review, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Boston Review. She is a frequent contributor and past guest Book Review & Essay Editor for Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. Sawnie has extensive experience teaching privately and through the University of New Mexico and Southern Methodist University, in Taos. She offers poetry writing workshops, individualized custom mentorship programs, and dreams & creativity workshops at her studio in Ranchos de Taos, online, and at conferences across the country. She is a co-founder of Amigos Bravos, a highly accomplished, 28 year old,  non-profit advocacy organization for the waters of New Mexico. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Oo-Oo-Nah Cultural Center, at Taos Pueblo. Sawnie was born and raised in Austin, Texas and descends from fifth generation north-central Texas ranchers. She lives in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico with her husband, the artist and environmental activist, Brian Shields. (