Morgan Talty was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up on the Penobscot Indian Nation in Maine. He received his BA in Native American studies from Dartmouth College and an MFA from the University of Southern Maine, Stonecoast program. Talty's fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, The Whitefish Review, Yellow Medicine Review, and elsewhere. Talty's story Burn was chosen by Narrative Magazine as a Top Five Story of the Week for 2017-2018. Recently, his short play, It's All There, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Talty lives in Levant, Maine, with his wife.