The poetry of Stephen Morrissey belongs to the vibrant tradition of Canadian poetry that has evolved through generations of English-speaking poets in Quebec. Morrissey’s concern isn’t merely to chronicle but rather to explore and define his own personal experience so that it becomes transmuted into archetype, meaning, spiritual vision, and soul.
News & Reviews
“Morrissey’s lines of stainless steel gleam with a dangerous, piercing beauty.” —Books in Canada
“… Morrissey’s inward-looking voice is immediately engaging and intensely personal. Mapping the Soul is a significant volume by a major Canadian poet. It is also a book that any reader of contemporary poetry will find rewarding and satisfying.” —Dalhousie Review
About the Author
Stephen Morrissey was born in Montreal. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in 1973. In 1976 he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in English from McGill University where he won the Peterson Poetry Award. Morrissey has edited two literary magazines, What Is, a journal of experimental poetry, and The Montreal Journal of Poetics, and is the founding editor of Coracle Press. His works include The Trees of Unknowing and Family Album, as well as the collection Mapping the Soul.