Kevin Morris holding a copy of his book, ‘Leaving and other poems’. Next to him is his current guide dog Apollo.
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:
The purpose of this blog (kmorrispoet.com) is to showcase my writing. Please see below for a brief biography.
I was born in the city of Liverpool on 6th January 1969. Having attended The Royal School for the Blind and St. Vincent’s School for the Blind in Liverpool, I went on to read History and Politics at the University College of Swansea.
Having graduated with a BA (Joint Honours), and an MA in Political Theory, I moved to London where I now live and work.
Being visually impaired, I use screen reading software called Job Access with Speech (JAWS) which converts text into speech and braille, enabling me to use a Windows laptop.
Much of my poetry is written in my home, which overlooks a historic park in Upper Norwood/Crystal Palace, a suburb of Greater London.
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In addition, I maintain a website kevinmorrispoet.co.uk
CROYDON POETRY HOUR ANTHOLOGY 2020/21
A number of my poems are included in the following anthology:
We are a Group of Poets from Croydon in South London. We used to meet once a month in the Central Library to share our poems, now we are reduced to Zoom, but we are as productive as ever. This is our collection for the period 1/10/2020 to 30/9/2021
To purchase this please visit here.
A collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020. Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent, Geoff Le Pard, Frank Prem, Victoria (Tori) Zigler, Colleen M. Chesebro, K. Morris, Annette Rochelle Aben, Jude Kitya Itakali, and Roberta Eaton Cheadle.
Leaving and Other Poems by K Morris
A collection of poems touching on the brevity of life, and the ever-present figure of Old Father Time. Also, sprinkled throughout are a number of humorous verses, some of which may remind the reader of Edward Lear
The Further Selected Poems of K Morris
This little book consists of serious and humorous verses. The poems range from those dealing with nature and mortality, through to limericks and other humorous verses.
Croydon Poetry Hour Anthology 2019/2020
A number of my poems including Dog Bed, The Man with the Mop, and Autumn Fly are included in the above anthology.
A selection of poetry from a variety of poets who live in and around Croydon or who have connections with the area.
You can purchase the anthology here.
Light and Shade: serious (and not so serious) poems
Life is full of light and shade. For to be human is to experience joy, beauty, love, pain and laughter. This collection reflects all facets of human experience. hence the title ‘Light and Shade; serious (and not so serious poems)’.
For the Kindle version:
For the Paperback version:
The Selected Poems of K Morris
This book encompasses poems composed between 2013-19. The poems included here have been selected from ‘Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind’, ‘My Old Clock I Wind and other poems’, ‘The Writer’s Pen and other poems’, ‘Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose’, ‘Refractions’, and ‘The Girl who Wasn’t There’. In addition a number of previously unpublished poems are included in this book.The poems range from those dealing with nature to others, which touch on the passage of time and mortality.
THE WRITERS PEN AND OTHER POEMS
A collection of 44 poems encompassing the passing of the years, nature, man’s place in the world and politics.
It can also be found on iTunes here.
To listen to my interview on Vancouver co-op radios ‘World Poetry Reading Series’, in which I discuss and read from ‘The Writers’ Pen’, please visit here.
MY OLD CLOCK I WIND AND OTHER POEMS
“My Old Clock I Wind” is a collection of 74 new and original poems by Kevin Morris. It contains both melancholy and more cheerful pieces contrasting the fact that We can enjoy life but at the same time cannot escape its inevitable end.
As we pass
Along life’s path.
There are tears too
For me and you
For every year
Must have it’s end.
“My Old Clock” is available in paperback and ebook formats from Moyhill Publishing,
THE FIRST TIME
In this collection of short stories I explore why young women enter the world of prostitution while other stories look at what happens when the worlds of sex and technology collide. In “The First Time”, the first story in this collection, we meet Becky a young graduate who enters the world of prostitution in order to clear her debts. The story looks at the effects of prostitution on Becky and her fellow escort and friend Julie. In “The Pain Behind the Smile” Issie presents her friend, Peter with a birthday cake, however things are not what they seem. In “Lucy” the acquaintances of a crusty old bachelor speculate how he could attract and retain the affections of a beautiful young woman. As with “The Pain Behind the Smile” things are far from what they seem. “Hemlock” explores what happens when machines attain the capacity to appreciate high culture. The story is both humorous and deeply serious.
Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. The story examines the physical and psychological effects of forced prostitution on Sam. Can Sam survive or will she end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks?
AN ACT OF MERCY AND OTHER STORIES
A collection of dark and intriguing tales encompassing blackmail, murder and sex.
STING IN THE TAIL AND OTHER STORIES
A collection of short stories, many of which have an unexpected twist in the tale. The stories range from ghostly happenings through to tales of crime and moral conflict.
STREET WALKER AND OTHER STORIES
In this collection of flash fiction we meet a variety of characters, many of whom have been deeply damaged by life. The stories range from a young prostitute who walks the dangerous streets of London to tales of vengeance and comeuppance. Serious issues of abuse of power are touched upon. Anyone who is looking for a comfortable read should avoid this book.
THE SUSPECT AND OTHER TALES:
Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.
DALLIANCE; A COLLECTION OF POETRY AND PROSE
In this collection of poetry and prose the intimate connections between the natural world and humanity are explored, while a number of pieces are of a humorous nature.
THE GIRL WHO WASN’T THERE AND OTHER POEMS
The great Oscar Wilde remarked, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”.
Many of the poems in this collection portray people struggling in life’s gutter.
“Lonely men of a certain age” hear the voices of young women and yearn for something beyond “sterile sitting rooms”, while to the prostitute, its all about “handbags and shoes”, even if her “choice” leads to the woman “drowning in booze”.
Anyone who likes dark poetry will, it is hoped, gain something from this collection.
‘The girl who wasn’t there’ book trailer:
LOST IN THE LABYRINTH OF MY MIND
A collection of poems about nature, love, and life in general.
For tbe print edition please visit: http://moyhill.com/lost/
For my interview on Croydon Radio, in which I discuss my collection of poetry ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’, please visit here. My interview is roughly 20 minutes in duration.
“The poet may redact
The light that through his poem does refract.
But the reader will therein construe
That she believes to be true”.
Light refracts causing confusion as to where it is going in the same
way that poems do. What the reader thinks the poet means and
what he actually does are often 2 rather different things but readers
will, none the less draw their own conclusions (eroneous or
LINKS TO MY GUEST POSTS:
Many thanks to everyone who has kindly hosted me on their blogs. It is very much appreciated. For links to my guest posts please see below.
For my guest post on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog please visit: http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2014/02/06/guest-author-kevin-morris-2/
For my guest post on Linze Brandon’s blog, managing online distractions please visit: http://linzebrandon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/managing-online-distractions-guest-post.html
For my guest post on Cupitonians please visit: http://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/guest-blog-why-i-write/
For my guest post on Cupitonians on ‘Dalliance’ please visit: https://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/guest-blog-dalliance/
For my other guest post on Cupitonians please visit: https://cupitonians.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/last-5-years-by-new-author-online/
For my author interview on Smorgasboard Invitation (Sally G. Cronin) please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/the-sunday-show-defining-moments-with-kevin-morris/
For my interview on Authors Interviews please visit: http://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/here-is-my-interview-with-kevin-morris/
For my post on my collection of poetry and prose, ‘Dalliance‘ on Chris the Story Reading Apes blog please visit http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/02/01/read-about-author-kevin-morris-explaining-his-poetry/
For Sally’s post regarding my collection of poetry ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’, please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/new-book-fanfare-poetry-lost-in-the-labyrinth-of-my-mind-by-kevin-morris/
For the appearance of my guide dog Trigger in ‘Pet of the Week’ on Sally’s blog please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/pet-of-the-week-trigger-right-hand-man-of-poet-kevin-morris/
I hope you enjoy reading my books together with the stories and other posts on this blog.