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Laura Morris

Associate Professor, English

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Laura Leigh Morris is the author of two books, The Stone Catchers: A Novel (UP Kentucky, August 2024) and Jaws of Life: Stories (West Virginia UP, 2018). To learn more, visit


  • Texas A&M University, PhD in English, 2015
  • West Virginia University, MFA in Creative Writing, 2005
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BA in Creative Writing and English, 2001


  • Jaws of Life: Stories. West Virginia University Press, March 2018
  • “Frackers.” Bayou Magazine, Issue 70, 2019
  • “Muddin’.” Appalachian Heritage, Volume 44, Issue 3, Summer 2016
  • “May Ours Be as Happy as Yours.” Notre Dame Review, Number 42, Summer/Fall 2016
  • “Grief.” Stoneboat Literary Journal, 6.2, Spring 2016
  • “Jaws of Life.” The Louisville Review, Volume 77, Spring 2015