nd Watercolors

Richard Morgan Poetry

Summer with My Brother

from Sea Glass People


Richard Morgan has been writing poetry for 50 years.  He grew up in Newburgh, New York, a small city 60 miles north of Manhattan.  While earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Science at SUNY– Albany, he was the only physics major in his Creative Writing course.  After 40 years in education as a teacher and administrator, he retired with his wife, artist Pat Morgan, to New Jersey’s Long Beach Island where the wind and waves fight for his attention.  After nine years, they moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina, trading the blue Atlantic for the Blue Ridge Mountains and green trees.

Richard speaks to groups on his favorite topic, “personal poetry,” a view he holds that there is poetry in everyone and teaches others how to write personal poetry by gently giving guidelines and encouragement. A lifetime of teaching makes this a natural fit.

Watercolor is a joy for Pat Morgan; the work, the lessons, the struggles.  She has studied with well-known artists Janet Walsh, Charles Reid and Mel Stabin, who has had the most influence on her work.  Pat has been an elected member of the Salmagundi Club in NY and is a signature member of the New Jersey Water Color Society and the North East Watercolor Society.  When not painting or in her gardens, she shares her love of watercolor with her students. 

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