Positions

Overview

  • Malena Mörling was born in Stockholm and grew up in southern Sweden. She received an MA from New York University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of two books of poetry, Ocean Avenue, winner of The New Issues Press Poetry Prize in 1998 and Astoria published by Pittsburgh Press in 2006. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times Book Review, New Republic, Washington Post Book World, Ploughshares, the New England Review and Five Points. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and was a Research Associate at The School For Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM also in 2008. Her translation of Philip Levine’s book 1933 is due out in Sweden at the end of the summer. She is currently co-editing the anthology Swedish Writers On Writing with Jonas Ellerström, which will be a part of The Writer’s World series from Trinity University Press. She teaches at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2012-11-01 The Mystery Passes ByFIELD, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Oberlin College Press.  100. 2012-11-01

    Audio-visual Document

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    2016-01-01 Interview with Ilya Kaminsky conducted by Natalie MelendezMarfa Public Radio. 2016-01-01
    2015-01-01 Malena Mörling and Jonas Ellerström: International Poets in ConversationPoetry Foundation Podcast. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 Poets from Sweden, Reading and conversation with Jonas EllerströmLibrary of Congress Webcast, Poetry and Literature Center. 2015-01-01
    2014-01-01 Interview and reading with Mary-CharlotteSanta Fe Radio Café, KSFR. 2014-01-01

    Book

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    2014-01-01 Ocean Avenue.  New Issues Press. 2014-01-01

    Chapter

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    2013-05-01 Coming Close, Forty Essays on Philip Levine.  Univeristy of Iowa Press. 216. 2013-05-01

    Document

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    2021-01-01 Not a Ladder, A DoorYou Are the River: Literature inspired by the North Carolina Museum of Art, Helena Feder, (ed.). 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 Den nya jättestatynEmma Lazarus Project, American Jewish Historical Society:. 2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 Final Analysis,” “My First SeaVer Poets Newsletter, St Albans, UK. 2020-01-01
    2020-01-01 GoneCreative Santa Fe, Moment Booklet. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Tell Me a Tale of Lies,” Tomas Tranströmer, “Secrets on The Way,” Edith Södergran, “The Stars,” Marie Lundquist, “I Have Seen a Woman TransformJoffrey Ballet, Program, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in conjunction with The Poetry Foundation: translation: Tua Forström,. 2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 On a Train in Winter,” “Against Elegies”Interim:. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Visiting,” “For the Woman with a Radio” “Tracks” by Tomas Tranströmer, translation. “Untitled” by Tua Forsström, translation”, “6th Floor” by Bruno K. Öijer, translationIn the Shape of a Human Body I am Visiting the Earth: Poems from Far and Wide, Ilya Kaminsky, (ed.). 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 A Max BoxSage Hill Press. 2016-01-01
    2015-01-01 “To Forget Who You Are”Salt. 2015-01-01
    2014-01-01 Interview with poet and critic Christopher Johnson, Collected Works Bookstore blogCollected Works Bookstore blog. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 It Was EasyChautauqua. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 Malena Mörling: Found in Translation, The New MexicanThe New Mexican. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 The Star By My Head, Poets From SwedenMilkweed Editions & The Poetry Foundation. 2014-01-01
    2014-01-01 “She Kept on Shouting,” “When I Heard the Learned Whitman Scholar”Miramar. 2014-01-01
    2013-01-01 See The SecondTongue of the World. 2013-01-01
    2012-12-01 I Was FlyingAlaska Quarterly Review. 285. 2012-12-01
    2012-11-01 On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar SystemsMarick Press. 80. 2012-11-01
    2010-04-01 Swedish PoetryPoetry International. 48 pages. 2010-04-01
    2010-03-01 Ecco Anthology of International PoetryECCO PRESS, Words without Borders. 2010-03-01
    2010-01-01 Between Water and SongWhite Pine Press. 2010-01-01
    2010-01-01 The Cortland ReviewThe Cortland Review. 2010-01-01
    2008-05-01 "In the Yellow Head of a Tulip" & "When Our House Was Old"Poem Of The Week. 2008-05-01
    2008-05-01 North Carolina Arts Council. 2008-05-01
    2007-04-01 Greatcoat. 2007-04-01
    2007-02-01 Gone -- American Poetry NowThe University of Pittsburgh Press. p 243. 2007-02-01
    2007-02-01 Happiness -- American Poetry NowThe University of Pittsburgh Press. p 243. 2007-02-01
    2007-02-01 If There Is Another World -- American Poetry NowThe University of Pittsburgh Press. p 242. 2007-02-01
    2007-02-01 Simply Lit -- American Poetry NowThe University of Pittsburgh Press. p 245. 2007-02-01
    2007-01-01 "If There Is Another World", "Happiness", "Gone", "Simply Lit", "Seamed Pleased", "In the Yellow Head of a Tulip", "A Wake" -- American Poetry Now, Pitt Poetry Series AnthologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Press. 2007-01-01
    2007-01-01 Astoria: Poems (reprint)University of Pittsburgh Press. 75. 2007-01-01
    2007-01-01 Now & Then. The Poet's Choice ColumnsShoemaker & Hoard. 2007-01-01
    2007-01-01 Ocean AvenueNew Issues Press. 70. 2007-01-01
    2006-01-01 Astoria: PoemsUniversity of Pittsburgh Press. 70. 2006-01-01
    2005-10-01 Crying Sky Review. 2005-10-01
    2005-10-01 Double Take/Points of Entry. 2005-10-01
    2005-10-01 Five Points. 2005-10-01
    2005-10-01 Hunger Mountain. 2005-10-01
    2005-10-01 Verse Daily. 2005-10-01
    2005-01-01 Poetry 30: Thirtysomething American Thirtysomething PoetsMammoth Books. 2005-01-01
    2003-08-01 The New York Times Book Review. 2003-08-01
    2003-01-01 The New Republic. 2003-01-01
    2002-10-01 Pool. 2002-10-01
    2002-01-01 Poems of New YorkEveryman Library, Alfred A. Knopf. 2002-01-01
    2001-01-01 Inventions of Farewell: A Millennial Collection of ElegiesW.W. Norton. 2001-01-01
    2000-05-01 The New York Times Book Review. 2000-05-01
    2000-04-01 Pequod. 2000-04-01
    2000-01-01 "In a Motel Room At Dawn", "For the Woman with the Radio", "Three Card Monte" -- American Poetry; the Next GenerationCarnegie Mellon University Press. 2000-01-01
    2000-01-01 Crowd Magazine. 2000-01-01
    2000-01-01 Lit Rag. 2000-01-01
    1999-10-01 Poems by Tomas Transtromer, "The Cuckoo", "Grief Gondola, No. 2", "The Kingdom of Uncertainty"Colorado Review. 1999-10-01
    1999-05-01 Washington Post Book World. 1999-05-01
    1999-04-01 Third Coast. 1999-04-01
    1999-01-01 "Among Pillars of Dust"Mudfish. 1999-01-01
    1999-01-01 "On Seventh Avenue South"Mudfish. 1999-01-01
    1999-01-01 Lyrikvannen. 1999-01-01
    1999-01-01 Ocean Avenue: PoemsNew Issues Press. 75. 1999-01-01
    1998-07-01 "Osip Mandelstam's Egg" -- Countermeasures. 1998-07-01
    1998-07-01 "Without You There Would Be No City" -- Countermeasures. 1998-07-01
    1997-10-01 "After Ritsos" & "In A Motel Room At Dawn"Mudfish. 1997-10-01
    1997-04-01 Marlboro Review. 1997-04-01
    1997-01-01 Boulevard. 1997-01-01
    1996-07-01 "Ashes" -- Countermeasures. 1996-07-01
    1996-07-01 "First Thought" -- Countermeasures. 1996-07-01
    1996-07-01 "Physics Problem" -- Countermeasures. 1996-07-01
    1996-07-01 "Visiting" -- Countermeasures. 1996-07-01
    1995-01-01 For the Living & the Dead,Tomas Transtromer, selected translationsEcco Press. 1995-01-01
    1993-01-01 Ploughshares. 1993-01-01
    1992-10-01 New England Review. 1992-10-01
    1992-03-01 Poems of Philip Levine "Ruth", "1933"Artes. 1992-03-01

    Presentations

    Research Overview

  • Writing and translating editing anthologies, etc
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Swedish Writers on Writing 2009-06-01 - 2009-09-01
  • Poetry 2007-08-01 - 2008-08-01
  • Poetry 2007-06-01 - 2007-10-01
  • Research Initiative 2006-06-01 - 2006-08-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Contemporary European Poetry Contemporary American Poetry Spanish and Latin American Poetry The Translation of Poetry The Short Poem From Around The World
  • Full Name

  • Magdalena A Morling