Feb. 21, 1937
Writer/Poet who is a literary giant and a cultural icon. Professor Morris work continued to appear widely in Caribbean, Commonwealth and British publications and since the late 1960s he has built a solid reputation as a literary critic and essayist as well as one of Jamaica’s leading poets. He is widely known throughout the region and much respected as a perceptive contributor to cultural debate and activity as well as a poet with a wide audience and a reputation for moving and original verse.
Among his recurrent concerns are sexuality, the delicacy of relationships and the nature of independent thought and feeling, although his range of subjects is wide.Professor Morris has produced four collections of poems, The Pond, On Holy Week, Shadowboxing and Examination Centre.