Where, the Mile End by Julie Morrissy


Where, the Mile End by Julie Morrissy


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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.



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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 2019 | Poetry
7.75×5.25 inches | 96 pages
Trade Paper: 9781771664677

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Dimensions 7.75 × 5.25 in


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