An award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author, Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful (Random House, 1970) and Sisterhood Is Global (Doubleday, l984; updated edition, The Feminist Press, 1996); with the recent Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for A New Millennium (Washington Square Press, Simon & Schuster, 2003). A founder/leader of contemporary US feminism, she has also been a leader in the international women’s movement for 30 years.
An invited speaker at every major university in North America, she has traveled--as organizer, lecturer, journalist--across Europe, to Australia, Brazil, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pacific Island nations, the Philippines, and South Africa; she has twice (1986 and 1989) spent months in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, West Bank, and Gaza, reporting on the conditions of women.
Her books include the novels Dry Your Smile (Doubleday, l987) and The Mer-Child: A Legend for Children and Other Adults (Feminist Press, 1991); nonfiction Going Too Far (Random House, 1977), The Word of A Woman (Norton, 1992, 2nd ed. 1994), and The Anatomy of Freedom (Norton, 1994). Her work has been translated into 13 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Sanskrit. Recent books include Upstairs in the Garden: Selected and New Poems (1994) and A Hot January: Poems 1996-1999 (both Norton), Saturday’s Child: A Memoir (Norton, 2000), and The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism (Norton, 1989—2nd ed. with new Introduction and Afterword, by Washington Square Press, 2001). Her novel on the Inquisition—The Burning Time(Melville House Books, 2006), has been optioned by Ashley Judd for a major motion picture; the UK/Commonwealth edition (Onlywomen's Press) was published in 2008. Her Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right came out in 2006 (Nation Books).
Founder and President of The Sisterhood Is Global Institute, recently co-founder of GlobalSister.org, and co-founder of The Women's Media Center, she serves on the boards of many women’s organizations in the US and abroad. In 1990, as Ms. Editor-in-Chief, she relaunched the magazine as an international, award-winning, ad-free bimonthly, resigning in 1994 to become Consulting Global Editor. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) and numerous other honors, she lives in New York City.