Photograph by  Siobhán Butler

Photograph by Siobhán Butler

Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, critic, and activist. She is a recipient of the Next Generation Artist Award for 2018-2019 from The Arts Council. 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. Morrissy 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 included in “The Rising Generation" issue of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Vona Groarke. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize, and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Her creative and critical work has been published widely in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the U.S., including in gorseCyphersThe Stinging FlyPoetry Ireland Review, ASAP/Journal and White Wall Review. She has represented Ireland at O, Miami Festival 2018, and Toronto International Festival of Authors 2016, and has given readings at Book Week Scotland, Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Dublin Book Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, and Cork International Poetry Festival. She can be contacted at morrissyjt@gmail.com.

 
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