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Julie Morrissy and Terese Svoboda

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Poetry Ireland presents Julie Morrissy and Terese Svoboda, two Eyewear-published poets from opposite sides of the Atlantic, whose work expresses their shared commitment to feminism and activism.

Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet and activist from Dublin. She has spent many years living in Canada and the US. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize in the UK and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2016 she was named one of Poetry Ireland's "Rising Generation" poets. Her work has been published widely in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the US, including in gorse, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review and White Wall Review. Morrissy has performed readings at international festivals in Ireland and abroad, including in Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, London, New York & Washington DC . Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where (2015) is published by Eyewear Press and was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016. Her first collection Where, the Mile End is forthcoming with BookThug.

A recent recipient of a Guggenheim, Terese Svoboda is the author of seven books of poetry, six novels, a memoir, a biography, and a book of translation from Nuer, a South Sudanese language. She has won the Bobst Prize in fiction, the Iowa Prize for poetry, an NEH grant for translation, the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, a Jerome Foundation prize for video, the O. Henry award for the short story, a Bobst prize for the novel, and a Pushcart Prize for the essay. She is a three time winner of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, and has been awarded a James Merrill writer-in-residency, a Hawthornden residency, and a Bellagio fellowship for a libretto. Her opera WET premiered at L.A.'s Disney Hall in 2005. Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (biography) and Professor Harriman's Steam Air-Ship (poetry) appeared in 2016.

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