PhD Candidate Creative Writing, Ulster University (2015-2018)
Vice-Chancellor Research Scholarship
MA Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson University (2014)
Ryerson Graduate Scholarship
MA Creative Writing, University College Dublin (2013)
Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin/University of Minnesota Law School (2006)
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. Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where (Eyewear 2015) was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016.
In 2016 she was named by Poetry Ireland as a "Rising Generation" poet. 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 U.K., Canada and the U.S., including in gorse, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review, ASAP/Journal and White Wall Review.
Morrissy 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.