2017 / 2018 Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence Announced – Garry Thomas Morse

About Garry Thomas Morse
Garry Thomas Morse’s six books of poetry include an homage to San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer in After Jack and an intensive exploration of Morse’s ancestral First Nations history in Discovery Passages, finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.Discovery Passages was also voted one of the Top Ten Poetry Collections of 2011 by The Globe and Mail and one of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade by CBC’s 8th Fire.

Morse’s four books of fiction include the collection Death in Vancouver, and the three books in The Chaos! Quincunx series: 2013 ReLit Award finalist Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus, 2014 ReLit Award finalist Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour, and Minor Expectations.

Since relocating to the Canadian prairie, Morse has written two books of poetry about this diverse landscape. These include Governor General’s Award finalist Prairie Harbour, a long poem based on his year of living in Saskatchewan, and the forthcomingSafety Sand, a celebration of prairie surrealism set in Manitoba.


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