“Garry Thomas Morse is the poet Canada has been waiting for, even if it doesn’t know it yet. At last we can claim a writer of truly trans-national significance, a writer free of the tired provincialism of what is called Canlit, who embraces the vibrant, heterogeneous energies that make up the colonized land called Canada and the continent it is closely tied to through its colonial past, a knowledge of the condition of indigenous people, an active engagement with writing as a spiritual ordeal (and with the work of others who have lived there, regardless of geography), and a keen address to form that opens into the often ugly beauty, intelligence, and pain attendant on fearless honesty, that circulate through the turmoil of his work.”

7TH ANNUAL NAPOMO 30/30/30 : DAY 29: MICHAEL BOUGHN on GARRY THOMAS MORSE: