Sinéad Morrissey was born on 24 April 1972 in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. She has published four collections of poetry, three of which have been shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. Having lived and worked in Japan and New Zealand, she now lives in Northern Ireland and is currently Writer in Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast. She was selected by the British Council to take part in the Writers’ Train Project in China in 2003. In 2007 she was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. In 2010 Through The Square Window was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize (Best Poetry Collection of the Year) and won the Poetry Now Award.
Books by Sinéad Morrissey
Interviews with Sinéad Morrissey
Interviews where books by Sinéad Morrissey were recommended
Poetry book sales are bigger this year than ever before, and the form is ‘about to reach many, many more people,’ says the head of the Forward Arts Foundation. Here’s a diagnosis of the year in poetry – and a prescription for years to come