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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)
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.
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, 2017 The Forward Prize for Best Collection (On Balance) Winner, 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice (On Balance) Winner, 2009 T.S Eliot Prize
(The State of the Prisons) Winner, 2014 Irish Times Poetry Now Award
(Parallax) Short-listed, 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection (Parallax) Joint winner, 2005 Michael Hartnett Award for Poetry
(The State of the Prisons) Short-listed, 2005 T.S. Eliot Prize
(The State of the Prisons) Winner, 2002 Rupert and Eithne Strong Award
(Between Here and There) Winner, 2002 MaCaulay Fellowship
Short-listed, 2002 T.S. Eliot Prize
(Between Here and There) Winner, 1996 An Eric Gregory Award
(There Was Fire In Vancouver) Winner, 1990 Patrick Kavanagh Award Short-listed, 2005 Irish Times Poetry Prize
(The State of the Prisons) Short-listed, 2005 John Llewellyn Rhys Commonwealth Literature Prize
(The State of the Prisons) Winner, 2005 Poetry Book Society Recommendation
(The State of the Prisons) Winner, 2007 Lannan Literary Fellowship
Winner, 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry (Parallax) Winner, 2009 Poetry Book Society Choice
(Through the Square Window)
'The outstanding poet of her generation.'
Stephen Knight, Independent '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 Praise for Sinead Morrissey 'Morrissey's clarity and confidence mean that On Balance approaches each of her subjects with great fluency and command' The Irish Times 'One of the most gifted of yet another generation of talented Irish poets.'
The Independent on Sunday.
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