Mark McMorris

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Mark McMorris was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1960. He holds several degrees from Brown University, including an M.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry), an M.A. in Greek and Latin Studies, an M.A. Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in Comparitive Literature. He has published several award winning collections of poetry. McMorris’s critical writing has appeared in Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary, Tripwire, Postcolonial Studies, and more. He has received various awards and honors including The Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative American Poetry, being a two-time winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series, receiving two nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and a being a finalist for the National Poetry Series in 1999 and 2000.

McMorris has taught at Brown University and University of California, Berkeley, where he served as the Roberta C. Holloway Visiting Professor. He is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where he has been an educator since 1997 and serves as Director of the University’s Lannan Literacy Programs.

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