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Where, the Mile End is the debut collection by Irish poet Julie Morrissy. The book employs an energetic lyric that follows the speaker through cities in Europe, the US, and Canada, introducing a deft awareness of image, rhythm, and poetic realisation. A subtle vulnerability lurks in Morrissy’s lyrical sensibility as she engages themes of transition and development in many forms, tracking patterns of emotional, physical, and geographical change. This is poetry with an edge, brimful of excitement, humour and curiosity. Morrissy builds an intimate world, linking the vitality of two continents, and tightly holding the reader to the snow, the streets, and the sensual memories embroidered throughout this collection. Where, the Mile End suggests a new way of being in the world, somewhere between the places we inhabit, the moments we remember, and the things we long for.