Faculty Biography


Morris Collins received his MFA in Fiction from Penn State in 2008. His first novel, Horse Latitudes, came out in 2013 and will be reissued in a second edition by Dzanc Books this year. Other fiction and poetry has appeared in Gulf CoastPleiades, Michigan Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review among others. His current novel in circulation investigates the relationship between a Boston caddie, a young socialite, and a Passamaquoddy orphan. The novel explores questions of class, New England’s history, American identity, and the causes of King Phillip’s War. Current research interests include magic realism as a formal response to trauma in 20th century Jewish fiction and the ways many contemporary writes employ hybrid forms to address gender, race, sexuality, and desire. At Clark, he teaches Writing for Modern Media and Writing the Novel I and II, workshops designed specifically for aspiring novelists.