Born in Elkton, Ky., Feb. 21, 1886. Educated in the public schools
of Louisville, Ky., and at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.,
where he graduated with the degree of B.S. in 1909. Mr. Morton
first took up journalism and was reporter and associate editor of various
Southern periodicals up to 1915, when he entered the teaching profession
as Professor of English at the Boys' High School of Louisville.
He is now teacher of History and English at the Morristown High School,
Morristown, N.J. In 1919 Mr. Morton took the first prize, of $150,
for the best poem read at the Poetry Society of America
during the current year, and in 1920 he was awarded a $500 prize
for one of three book manuscripts considered the best submitted
to the contest of "The Lyric Society". The volume, "Ships in Harbor,
and Other Poems", will be published in the autumn of 1920.
Mr. Morton is one of the finest sonneteers of this period
and a poet of rare and authentic gifts.
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