by Sinead Morrissey

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Parallax Synopsis

Winner of the TS Eliot prize for poetry 2013.

In Parallax Sinead Morrissey documents what is caught, and what is lost, when houses and cityscapes, servants and saboteurs ('the different people who lived in sepia') are arrested in time by photography (or poetry), subjected to the authority of a particular perspective. Assured and disquieting, Morrissey's poems explore the paradoxes in what is seen, read and misread in the surfaces of the presented world.

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ISBN: 9781847772046
Publication date: 1st July 2013
Author: Sinead Morrissey
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 80 pages
Primary Genre Poetry

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Sinead Morrissey Press Reviews

Praise for Through the Square Window:


'With its incisive imagery and taut rhythms, the collection is a formal triumph... the poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets.' -- The Guardian


'This is a book of meticulous craft and thought... eminently readable and re-readable.' -- Times Literary Supplement

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About Sinead Morrissey

Sinead Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. Her four collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005) and Through the Square Window (2009), all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and now lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen's University, Belfast.

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