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Sinéad Morrissey

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170324, 20160902

When Sinéad Morrissey won the 2013 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her fifth book, Parallax, that spurred U.S. publisher Farrar, Strauss and Giroux to release her first book in the states that pulls from all five of her award winning collections under the title Parallax: And Selected Poems. In the second half of this conversation, she reads from her more recent books and talks about the influence of Belfast, Ireland, and other poets. Morrissey also discusses how her husband influences her writing and reads her one and only villanelle. The first part of this interview is available in our Audio Archives.

| Subject Matter: Ireland, Traveling | Interview Year: 2015 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Belfast, Lannan Literary Fellowship |

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