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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
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: eBook (Kindle), eBook (EPUB)
Winner of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize for PoetryIn 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.
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 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
A Day’s Blindness
Photographing Lowry’s House
V is for Veteran
A Matter of Life and Death
Through the Eye of a Needle
The Evil Key
The Coal Jetty
‘Ladies in Spring’ by Eudora Welty
The House of Osiris in the Field of Reeds
The Party Bazaar
The High Window
Peacocks and Butterflies
Awards won by Sinead Morrissey Winner, 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry (Parallax) ,
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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