Karla K. Morton is a professional speaker, award-winning author, photographer, the 2010 Texas Poet Laureate and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. Described as "one of the more adventurous voices in American poetry," she has been featured on Good Morning Texas, NPR, ABC News, CBS News and in countless newspapers, blogs and magazines.
As a speaker, poet and photographer, Karla’s work spans many subjects and forms. She is a Betsy Colquitt Award Winner, Eric Hoffer Award Winner, Montaigne Medal Finalist, a two-time Indie Book Award Winner, a North Texas Book Festival Award winner, a nominee for the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Widely published in literary journals, she is also the author of eleven books of poetry, including the award-winning Redefining Beauty (now in its 3rd printing) and the award-winning Constant State of Leaping. No End of Vision: Texas as Seen by Two Laureates, a book and traveling photography/poetry exhibit, features Ms. Morton’s black and white photographs combined with poems written by fellow Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach. Learn more >
Texas Poet Laureate, speaker, author and photographer.
photo: Bill Mackey
Karla's Constant State of Leaping is a 2015 Eric Hoffer Award winner (first runner-up) and a Montaigne Medal Finalist. Read More>
Karla's spring eNewsletter is now available. Learn more about her upcoming appearances, recent awards and more. Read the Newsletter >