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 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. 

photo by Siobhán Butler


listen to Julie Morrissy talk about & read The Mile End from the collection.

taken from the Poetry Ireland Words-Lightly-Spoken podcast series


ISBN 978-1-904551-89-8 £12

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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