Praise for Where, the Mile End:
“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 and Some Other Garden
“Julie Morrissy jauntily leads us down unfamiliar streets, where we often become merrily lost. Brief interludes whip the book forward, as Montreal, San Francisco, and Dublin keep bursting trhough. Even “that little triangle of muscle in your ear” will attend every poem.” —Terese Svoboda, award-winning author of Weapons Grade and Professor Harriman’s Steam Ship
Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, critic, and activist. She has spent time living in Canada and the U.S. Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where (Eyewear, 2015) was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the 2016 Saboteur Awards. Also in 2016, she was selected as a “Rising Generation” poet by Vona Groarke, editor of Poetry Ireland Review. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2015, 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. Where, the Mile End is her first book. Morrissy currently lives in her hometown of Dublin, Ireland.
March 1, 2019 | Poetry
7.75×5.25 inches | 80 pages
Trade Paper: 9781771664677