Sinéad Morrissey

Winner of the 2017 Forward Prize, Sinéad Morrissey visited the Scottish Poetry Library to talk about her latest collection, On Balance (Carcanet).

Morrissey grew up in Northern Ireland. At the age of 18, she won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, an early indicator of future success. She’s worked with schools, charities, prisoners, and while Laureate of Belfast, she met the Queen. Currently, she’s living in Northumberland and working in the creative writing department at the University of Newcastle.

During the course of the podcast, Morrissey talks about her fascination with engineering, her grandfather's communism, and why writing is a 'spooky art'.

You can buy On Balance online from the SPL Shop, if you click here.

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