Stephen Morris was born in Smethwick in the West Midlands of England. He attended Moseley Art School, Fircroft College, Marieborgs Folk High School in Sweden and the Universities of Cardiff and Leicester. He worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design at Wolverhampton University for 17 years and has, for short periods of his life, worked as a social worker and as a journalist. He has had over 60 solo exhibitions of his work as well as a number of group shows and has published 10 books of poetry, a book of short stories and a play.
In 2002 he was made a Companion of the Guild of St George a Society founded by John Ruskin and in 2003 the British Art Medal Society commissioned a medal by him. His poetry has appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including: The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Sunday Times, Peace News, Twentieth Century Magazine and at one time his worked appeared regularly in The Observer and Tribune. In the nineteen seventies and eightes Morris gave over 1000 performances of his poetry mostly in Europe but also in the U.S.A. South East Asia and in India. He now lives in the South of France where he writes, paints and works as a Sculptor.