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One of My poems Included On Dodo Modern Poets

Dodo Modern Vidpoets Logo

I am pleased to announce that my poem “The Man With the Mop” has been included on Dodo Modern Poets for September 2020. To listen to my poem (and that of the other contributors), please visit, http://dodovidpoets.blogspot.com/2020/09/virtual-dodo-3-september-2020.html.

“The Man With the Mop” can be found in “The Selected Poems of K Morris”, which can be accessed here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/.

K Morris reading his poem ‘I Heard Leaves Fall’.

K Morris reading his poem ‘I Heard Leaves Fall’.

Invitation to join poet Kevin Morris for an online poetry reading, at 8 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 9 April

For a while now, I have been mulling over the idea of doing a poetry reading. My original intention was that this would be an event held somewhere in Crystal Palace, with people physically in attendance. However, due to COVID19 (the Corona Virus), this is, sadly not possible. Hence I have decided to host a virtual event, details of which can be found below.

It remains my intention to hold a live event (with guests physically present) when COVID19 is resolved/the UK lock-down is over. In the meantime, I hope that you will be able to participate in the online event to be held at 8 pm, on Wednesday 9 April:

“Kevin Morris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Poetry
Time: Apr 9, 2020 08:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 270 949 125″.

A Reminder: Poet K Morris to Appear on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s the World Poetry Reading Series at 9:10 pm on Thursday 27 February


For anyone who would like to hear me reading and discussing my poetry, I shall, as mentioned in this post, https://kmorrispoet.com/2020/02/08/poet-kevin-morris-to-appear-on-vancouver-co-op-radios-the-world-poetry-reading-series-at-910-pn-uk-time-on-thursday-27th-february-2020/, be live on the World Poetry Reading Series, at 9:10 pm (UK time), on Thursday 27 February. A podcast of my interview will subsequently be available and I shall post a link to it here.


Feedback on my appearance on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, on Thursday 19th September

Yesterday (Thursday 19th September), I was priveleged to appear on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, http://worldpoetry.ca/. During the course of the show, I read from (and discussed) my recently released book, “The Selected Poems of K Morris“.

Whilst a podcast of my interview is not yet available (it will be posted here once it goes live), I was delighted to receive the following comments, which where sent direct to me by email, from a lady who listened to the show:

“Hi Kevin,

Just wanted to say I did manage to listen last night.

I thought it was great! The two presenters are clearly really fond of you!

I enjoyed all the poems you read. Also its clear you have got a big backlog of work!

An audio book of you reading the poems sounds like a great idea!”.

Whilst “The Selected Poems of K Morris” is not currently available in audio format, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems” can be purchased from audible.co.uk and audible.com, https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Writers-Pen-and-Other-Poems-Audiobook/B07KPPQ2K2.

You can find my “Selected Poems” here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the US and elsewhere).

A Date for Your Diary, Poet Kevin Morris to Appear on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series at 9:10 pm, on Thursday 19th September

I am pleased to announce that on Thursday 19 September, at 9:10 pm UK time (and 1:10 pm PST Vancouver time), I shall be appearing on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series to read from, and discuss my “Selected Poems”.

To visit Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series please click here, http://worldpoetry.ca/.

For details of my “Selected Poems”, please visit here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the UK), and here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WW8WXPP/ (for the US and elsewhere).

Kevin Morris reading a new selection of his poems on Soundcloud

Poet Kevin Morris reading the following poems on Soundcloud:


Poet K Morris to be featured on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, at 1:10 pm pst, on Thursday 16 May 2019

I am delighted to announce that I shall be featured on Vancouver Co-Op Radio’s The World Poetry Reading Series, at 1:10 pm pst, on Thursday 16 May 2019. During the broadcast I shall talk about (and read) my poems.

You can find my previous interview on The World Poetry Reading Series here, http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=13500, during which I read from my collection of poems, “The Writer’s Pen and Other Poems”, which is available here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GD1LBMV/
(for the UK) and here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GD1LBMV/ (for amazon.com customers).

My thanks to Ariadne Sawyer of The World Poetry Reading Series for agreeing to feature me.


3 Poems By Poet Toby Wheeler

I posted recently regarding a poetry reading (which has now taken place), https://kmorrispoet.com/2019/03/08/forthcoming-poetry-reading-and-a-selected-poems/. For various reasons the attendance was small, however this added to the intimacy of the occasion, as my fellow poets and I where able to interact much more with the audience than would have been possible, had the event been a larger gathering.

One of the poets who participated in the event was my friend, Toby Wheeler. Toby has kindly given permission for 3 of his poems to be reproduced below. Please note, all of these poems are copyright of Toby Wheeler and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission of the poet.

We’d Fly Rings Around the Moon

On quiet nights,

I think of you

And the thought of your embrace.

If only your heart would know me,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

When the sun breaks

And I wake

To find I am in love,

I get this hurt,

That lingers.

If only your heart would open,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

To be your lover by night

And friend by day,

And really get to know you.

If only it would be – I know,

That one day,

We’d fly rings around the Moon.

You know I would,

I’d slash the sky

To spend a day with you.

And if you loved me true,

And dreams could be,

We would fly rings around the Moon.


Rolling on the ocean foam,

With skies above

And sharks below,

I ramble round the seven seas – to nowhere.

I twist in the current and churn with the waves,

Tempests crash,

Hurricanes pass,

The sunny days are welcome.

The peace and cold and wetness told,

And creatures use my shade as home;

For I’m shelter where hurt fish cry,

A lushes shade in this vastness supply.

But now I pose in a man-made shade

In an earthwork dug from spades;

As I reached a shore, was grabbed and adorned,

And in a landscape garden here was laid.

I wanna be your cup of tea

I wanna be the taste in your tea and the brew that makes you stormy,

I wanna be the Earl Grey’s warmth, that kisses and keeps you cosy;

I wanna be the soothing sip that ah-s you while at work; and be that very mug of builders that quenches your morning thirst;

I wanna be the honey lemon that always makes you smile, and be the one you moan to, over a camomile;

I wanna be your PG Tips, your Yorkshire on the side,

And love me like milk with one sugar, and keep me by your side;

At night I’ll be your human cosy, that’s sure to keep you warm,

And whatever life may throw at us, a cuppa will keep us calm.

I don’t want much, just want your love, the Earl to your Lady Grey;

And promise me you’ll let me be, forever your favourite, cup of tea.