Photograph by  Siobhán Butler

Photograph by Siobhán Butler

Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, critic, and activist. She has spent time living in Canada and the U.S. Her first collection Where, the Mile End is forthcoming in February 2019 with BookThug (Canada) and tall-lighthouse (UK & Ireland). Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where (Eyewear 2015) was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016. She holds graduate degrees in Creative Writing (University College Dublin 2013), and Literature (Ryerson University 2014), and a bachelor’s degree in Law (University College Dublin 2006). She was Vice-Chancellor Research Scholar at Ulster University from 2015 to 2018.

In 2016, Morrissy was named by Poetry Ireland as a "Rising Generation" poet. She was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize, and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2015. Her creative and critical work has been published widely in Ireland, the U.K., Canada and the U.S., including in gorseCyphersThe Stinging FlyPoetry Ireland Review, ASAP/Journal and White Wall Review. She has been invited to perform readings at international festivals, including at O, Miami Festival; Toronto International Festival of Authors; Book Week Scotland; Strokestown International Poetry Festival; Dublin Book Festival; International Literature Festival Dublin; and Cork International Poetry Festival. She can be contacted at