Garry Thomas Morse

Garry Thomas Morse’s poetry books with LINEBooks include sonic riffs on Rainer Maria Rilke’s sonnets in Transversals for Orpheus and a tribute to David McFadden’s poetic prose in Streams. His poetry books with Talonbooks include a homage to San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer in After Jack, and an exploration of his mother’s Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations ancestry in Discovery Passages (finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, 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), and Prairie Harbour and Safety Sand.

Morse’s books of fiction include his collection Death in Vancouver, and the three books in The Chaos! Quincunx series, including Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus (2013 ReLit Award finalist), Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour (2014 ReLit Award finalist), and Minor Expectations, all published by Talonbooks.

Morse is a casual commentator for Jacket2 and his work continues to appear in a variety of publications and is studied at various Canadian universities, including UBC. He currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Discovery Passages

Short-listed 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Joint winner 2011 One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections (Globe and Mail)

Joint winner 2012 One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade CBC - 8th Fire

Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, novel category

Discovery Passages

Short-listed 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

Short-listed 2012 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Joint winner 2011 One of the Top Ten Poetry Collections (Globe and Mail)

Joint winner 2012 One of the Best Ten Aboriginal Books from the past decade CBC - 8th Fire

Minor Episodes / Major Ruckus

Short-listed 2013 ReLit Awards

Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour

Short-listed 2014 ReLit Awards, novel category

events | 2014-05-03
Meet Garry Thomas Morse at FanExpo Regina

…Saturday, May 3, to meet poet and fiction writer Garry Thomas Morse. Morse’s acclaimed work includes the Governor …


events | 2013-12-08
Garry Thomas Morse Saskatchewan Writer's Guild Reading

…Writer’s Guild Reading with Ariel Gordon and Garry Thomas Morse Sunday, December 8, 2013 Time: 7pm Saskatchewan …


events | 2013-11-18
Talonbooks Fall Launch in Toronto! Garry Thomas Morse, Daniel Canty and Oana Avasilichioaei, Lola Lemire Tostevin

…Avasilichioaei Rogue Cells / Carbon Harbour by Garry Thomas Morse Singed Wings by Lola Lemire Tostevin Where: Type …


events | 2010-04-29
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Vancouver

…Stephen Collis, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris reading from their new books of … nature. In After Jack , Vancouver cause célèbre Garry Thomas Morse realizes beaulieu’s contention that all writing …


events | 2010-04-27
Talon's 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Calgary

…Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris reading from their new books of … nature. In After Jack , Vancouver cause célèbre Garry Thomas Morse realizes beaulieu’s contention that all writing …


events | 2010-04-22
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Edmonton Poetry Festival

…Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, and Garry Thomas Morse reading from their new books of poetry (derek … nature. In After Jack , Vancouver cause célèbre Garry Thomas Morse realizes beaulieu’s contention that all writing …