Bruce Morse

Rookie (9/22/'43 / NYC)

Biography of Bruce Morse

I was born in New York City in 1943. I began writing poetry in the fourth grade and eventually attended the poetry workshop at the University of Iowa. I graduated from New York University. I did a year of graduate school in English Literature before working
in journalism at the New York Times and Bergen Record.
In the mid sixties I learned to play the guitar and started writing songs. I also began to become interested in photography. To support myself I worked as a carpenter, cook,
teacher, healthcare worker, glass blower etc.
I had three sons in my first marriage which ended after we lost our eldest in a car accident.
I found painting as a way of coping with my grief and coming to terms with my loss.
I have explored many mediums and the art making has been a transformational journey that has put me in touch with my soul in a new and deeper way.
I remarried and my wife and I have two daughters.
When my father died a wrote a book to help me come to terms with a long difficult relationship and put the past behind me. The book is called Forgive Myself.

Bruce Morse's Works:

Forgive Myself Updates

The Wild Man Blues

Beneath this civil surface
There’s someone you can’t see
He’s the howling, growling monster,
The wild man in me.

It might be kind of funny
If it wasn’t so damn sad,
He only likes his pleasure
If it’s nasty and it’s bad.

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