Morrisey, Sinead

(1972- )
   Born in Portadown, Ireland, she read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, and was awarded her Ph.D. in 2003. In 1990 she received the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. She lived and worked in Japan and New Zealand and now lives in Northern Ireland. In 2002 she was the Poetry International Writer in Residence at the Royal Festival Hall, London. The British Council selected her to take part in the Writers' Train Project in China in 2003. In 2005, she was awarded the Michael Hartnett Award for Poetry, and in 2006 she was appointed writer in residence at Queen's University, Belfast. Her poetry publications: There was Fire in Vancouver, 1996 (for which she won an Eric Gregory Award); Between Here and There, 2002 (which was short listed for the T.S. Eliot Award); The State of the Prisons, 2005 (this was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation). Some of her poems: "Awaiting Burial," "China," "Driving Alone on a Snowy Evening," "Lullaby," "Monteverdi Vespers," "The Inheriting Meek," "The Yellow Emperor's Classic."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Carcanet Press (http://www.carcanet. co.uk). The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, at the School of English, Queen's University Belfast. Poems by Sinead Morrissey (http://www.qub.ac.uk/heaneycentre/research/sinead-listofpoems.htm).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

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