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There Was Fire in Vancouver

Paperback edition released 23/05/1996

by Sinead Morrissey

There Was Fire in Vancouver Synopsis

Morrissey is the winner of the 2013 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry and the 1990 Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. This book of poems is organized around the theme of the journey: from communism to spiritual affirmation; from life in Ireland to life abroad, and return; and from the security of given structures - the family in particular - to independence and security in the self. Poems of childhood and communist upbringing open the collection. There are poems about death; about love, its loss and the disorienatation that ensues; and a number which deal with angels and the implications of religious faith.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781857542301
Publication date: 23rd May 1996
Author: Sinead Morrissey
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Primary Genre Poetry by individual poets

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ISBN: 9781857542301
Publication date: 23/05/1996
Format: Paperback

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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 five collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and the T S Eliot Prize-winning, Forward Prize-shortlisted Parallax (2013) 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. She is Belfast's inaugural Poet Laureate.

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