Encounter contemporary Irish poets Julie Morrissy and Ciarán O’Rourke and discover Poetry Ireland’s Rising Generation.
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Julie Morrissy is a poet from Dublin who has spent many years living in Canada and the U.S. She is a Vice-Chancellor Research Scholar at University of Ulster, pursuing her doctorate in Poetry. Morrissy has performed and published her work widely in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the US. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize (UK) and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Her debut chapbook I Am Where is available from Eyewear Press. Supported by Culture Ireland and Poetry Ireland
Ciaran O'Rourke was born in 1991 and is based in Dublin. Winner of the Fish Poetry Prize 2016, the Westport Poetry Prize 2015 (In Memory of Dermot Healy) and the Lena Maguire / Cuirt New Irish Writing Award 2009, his poems have been widely published. His online chapbook, The Sea Path, was published by Smithereens Press in 2016. Supported by Culture Ireland & Poetry Ireland