Mervyn Morris

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Mervyn Morris is a Jamaican poet and scholar. He has published six collections of poetry: The Pond (1973), Shadowboxing (1979), Examination Centre (1993), On Holy Week (1993), Vestiges (1996) and I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poems (2006). He has conducted numerous international poetry workshops and, in 1992, was a U.K. Arts Council Visiting Writer in Residence at the South Bank Centre. In 2009, he was awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit.

More resources:

Click here to buy Mervyn Morris’s books.

Read an interview by Geoffrey Philp.

Read Wasifiri‘s review of I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poems.

Read Vahni Capildeo’s essay on “The Pond” – a poem from I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poemsfor The Poetry Society.

Read The Sunday Gleaner‘s review of I Been There, Sort Of: New and Selected Poems.

Listen to recordings of Mervyn Morris’s poetry at The Poetry Archive.

Watch a video of Mervyn Morris reading at the 2012 NGC Bocas Literary Festival.