Meet The Writers - Sinéad Morrissey

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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 previous collections are There Was a Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and the T.S. Eliot Prize-winning Parallax (2013) all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and lectured in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast. She now lives in Northumberland where she is head of the Creative Writing programme at Newcastle University. She is Belfast’s inaugural Poet Laureate. On Balance is published by Carcanet Press.

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