Born in west Wales, Sharon Morris trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, where she is currently a Professor. Her artworks include photography, installations, film-poems, and live performances with projections: these have recently been exhibited in Film in Space, at Camden Arts Centre, 2013; The Moon and a Smile, at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 2017; and NWU Art Gallery Potchefstroom, Pretoria, South Africa, 2018. Her poetry has been published in a range of journals including Poetry Review and Poetry Wales, and anthologies including the Forward Book of Poetry, 2008, and Rome: A Collection of Place, 2008; The Heart’s Granary, Enitharmon Press, 2018, and edited books such as The Contemporary Medieval in Practice, UCL Press, 2019. Her readings are available on Archive of The Now https://www.archiveofthenow.org/
False Spring, 2007, was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Jerwood Prize for a First Collection of poetry and in 2010 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship to work on Gospel Oak, her second collection, which was published in 2013 by Enitharmon Press. Her most recent publication, The Moon is Shining on My Mother, Enitharmon Editions, 2017 is an artist’s book in 12 sections with images and poems set in west Wales, commissioned by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. This work is held in several private collections and the following public collections: British Library collection of artists’ books; V&A collection of photography books; UCL Special Collections; and Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, with a set of 12 associated scrolls.