Garry Thomas Morse, a writer of Kwakwaka’wakw heritage, grew up on the BC coast. Both on the page and in performance, his writing is disciplined and agile, serious and subversive, personal and political. He has published several collections of poetry, including Discovery Passages, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Prairie Harbour, a long poem based on his year of living in Saskatchewan, also shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award. His new collection, Safety Sand (Talonbooks), rooted in Winnipeg, is a celebration of prairie surrealism. His fiction is as adventurous as his poetry, challenging both genre and voice. Morse makes his home in Winnipeg.