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Sinead Morrissey

Cover of Parallax by Sinead Morrissey
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ISBN: 978 1 847772 04 6
Categories: 21st Century, Bestsellers, Irish, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2013
216 x 135 x 8 mm
80 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB)
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  • Winner of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry
    Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection

    Winner of the 2014 Irish Times Poetry Now Award
    Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award

    In Parallax Sinéad Morrissey documents what is caught, and what is lost, when houses and cityscapes, servants and saboteurs (‘the different people who lived in sepia’) are arrested in time by photography (or poetry), subjected to the authority of a particular perspective. Assured and disquieting, Morrissey’s poems explore the paradoxes in what is seen, read and misread in the surfaces of the presented world.

    In a year of brilliantly themed collections, the judges were unanimous in choosing Sinéad Morrissey’s Parallax as the winner. Politically, historically and personally ambitious, expressed in beautifully turned language, her book is as many-angled and any-angled as its title suggests.
    Ian Duhig, Chair of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize Judges

    The outstanding poet of her generation.
    Stephen Knight, Independent
    Photographs of Belfast by Alexander Robert Hogg 
    Home Birth 
    A Day’s Blindness 
    Fool’s Gold 
    Photographing Lowry’s House 
    V is for Veteran
    Last Winter
    A Matter of Life and Death
    Through the Eye of a Needle
    The Doctors
    The Evil Key
    Yard Poem 
    The Coal Jetty 
    ‘Ladies in Spring’ by Eudora Welty 
    The Mutoscope 
    The House of Osiris in the Field of Reeds 
    The Party Bazaar 
    The High Window 
    Peacocks and Butterflies 
    A Lie 

    Sinéad Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. Her five collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the ... read more
    Awards won by Sinead Morrissey Winner, 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry (Parallax) ,      Poetry Book Society Choice for Through the Square Window (2009)
    Winner of UK National Poetry Competition for the poem 'Through the Square Window' (2007)
    Winner of a Lannan Literary Fellowship (2007)
    Poetry Book Society Recommendation for The State of the Prisons (2005)
    Shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Commonwealth Literature Prize for The State of the Prisons (2005)
    Shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Prize for The State of the Prisons (2005)
    Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for The State of the Prisons (2005)
    Joint winner of the Michael Hartnett Award for Poetry for The State of the Prisons (2005)
    Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for Between Here and There (2002).
    MaCaulay Fellowship (2002)
    Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for Between Here and There (2002).
    An Eric Gregory Award for There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996)
    Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry (1990)
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