Garry Thomas Morse has had two books of poetry published by LINEbooks, Transversals for Orpheus (2006) and Streams (2007), one collection of fiction, Death in Vancouver (2009), published by Talonbooks, and two books of poetry published by Talonbooks, After Jack (2010) and Discovery Passages (2011), finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
Grounded in the work of Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Desnos, Ezra Pound, Jack Spicer, Rainer Maria Rilke and his Native oral traditions, his work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Branch Magazine, Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, CV2, dANDelion, EVENT Magazine, filling Station, memewar, Poetry is Dead, PRISM international, subTerrain, the quint, The Vancouver Review and West Coast Line. Morse is the recipient of the 2008 City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist and has twice been selected as runner-up for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.
His newest book of fiction Minor Episodes/Major Ruckus, concerning surrealist and speculative genres, is published by Talonbooks.
Open microphone!: Wayde Compton, Director of SFU Writers' Studio, will moderate an open mic session. All poets who wish to read their work must show up by 11:30 am in order for us to arrange the line-up. Please bring no more than one page of work to be read. We are looking forward to hearing your poetry!