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Sinéad Morrissey Poetry Reading

Emory Libraries
Event organized by Emory Libraries

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Please register here: http://emorylib.info/morrissey. In celebration of National Poetry Month, we welcome the second of our two Irish poets for a free reading. Raised in Belfast during the Troubles, Sinéad Morrissey has received a number of accolades over the years. She won her first award, the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, in 1990 when she was just 18 years old. Her published works include “There Was Fire in Vancouver” (1996), “The State of the Prisons” (2005), “Through the Square Window” (2009), “Parallax” (2013), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; and “On Balance” (2017), which netted her the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection.

The Morrissey reading is sponsored by Irish Studies at Emory, the Creative Writing Program, and the Department of English, with additional support from the Center for Creativity and the Arts and the Rose Library. Image: Sam Russica/Carcanet Press.