ABOUT ME AND MY BOOKS

 

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Kevin Morris and his guide dog Trigger socialising with friends 

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Kevin Morris and Trigger by Tivoli Lodge, a historic building approx. 10 minutes from his home.

 

 

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

The purpose of this website (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.

You can find me on:

Reviews of my books can be seen hereIf you would like to contact me please click here.

 

MY BOOKS:

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:

HERE for the UK and HERE for the US.

For the Paperback version:

HERE for the UK and HERE for the US.

 

The Selected Poems of K Morris

The Selected Poems of K Morris by [Morris, K]

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 In addition a number of previously unpublished poems are included in this book.The poems range from those dealing with nature to others, which touch on the passage of time and mortality.

For the Kindle edition, please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

For the Paperback, please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

THE WRITERS PEN AND OTHER POEMS

WRITERS PEN COVER

A collection of 44 poems encompassing the passing of the years, nature, man’s place in the world and politics.

For ‘The Writers Pen and other poems’ eBook, visit here for the UK and here for the US.

For the paperback version of ‘The Writers Pen and other poems’, please visit here for the UK and here for the US.

For the audio book version of ‘The Writers Pen and other poems’, please visit here for the UK and here for the US. For Canada, please visit here

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.

We laugh

As we pass

Along life’s path.

There are tears too

Its true,

For me and you

My friend,

For every year

Must have it’s end.

“My Old Clock” is available in paperback and ebook formats from Moyhill Publishing,

It can also be found in the Amazon Kindle store, Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

And can now also be obtained in Audio Book format at Audible UK, Canada and USA

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.

For The First Time please visit for Amazon UK or  Amazon US

SAMANTHA

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?

For Samantha please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

AN ACT OF MERCY AND OTHER STORIES

A collection of dark and intriguing tales encompassing blackmail, murder and sex.

For An act of mercy and other stories please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

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.

For Sting in the tail and other stories, visit Amazon US  or Amazon UK

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.

For Street Walker and other stories please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

THE SUSPECT AND OTHER TALES:

Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

For The Suspect and other tales please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

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.

For Dalliance; a collection of poetry and prose please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

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.

For ‘The girl who wasn’t there and other poems‘ please visit Amazon US or Amazon UK

‘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 ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

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.

REFRACTIONS

“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
otherwise).

For ‘Refractions’ please visit Amazon UK or Amazon US

 

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.

Kevin

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