Julie is an exciting new poet who we are pleased to welcome to our press. She was recently announced as a ‘Next Generation’ artist for 2018/19 by the Arts Council of Ireland
Her compelling debut collection employs an energetic lyric that follows the poet through Europe, the US, and Canada, introducing a deft awareness of image, rhythm, and poetic realisation. The poems intimately link the vitality of two continents, tightly holding the reader to the snow, the streets, and the sensual memories embroidered throughout.
Listen to her talk about & read The Mile End from the collection.
taken from the Poetry Ireland Words-Lightly-Spoken podcast series
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Where, the Mile End is a striking first collection that inspires one to travel in its pages again and again. Colette Bryce
Julie Morrissy jauntily lead us down unfamiliar streets, where we often become merrily lost. Brief interludes whip the book forward, as Montréal, San Francisco, and Dublin keep bursting through. Even ‘that little triangle of muscle in your ear’ will attend every poem.
Terese Svoboda, award-winning author of Weapons Grade
Humming with energy and startlingly fresh, these poems crack through the surface of weather and geography and illuminate all that is revealed. Morrissy’s deftly paced, musical use of language draws us into her closely observed world where we accompany her with fascination from place to place to place.
Jane Urquhart, award-winning author of The Night Stages
Her website is www.juliemorrissy.com