Dr. Julie Morrissy is an Irish poet, academic, critic, and activist. She is the first Poet-in-Residence at the National Library of Ireland in the Decade of Centenaries programme. From 2019-2021 she was the inaugural John Pollard Newman Fellow in Creativity at University College Dublin, and she is currently a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Her collaborative, mixed-media poetry practice includes film, animation, moving image, experimental publishing, and live performance.
Her work is published and broadcast internationally, and was exhibited in the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, 2020. Her first collection Where, the Mile End (2019) is published by Book*hug (Canada) and tall-lighthouse (UK). She is a recipient of the MAKE Theatre Residency Award 2021, the ‘Next Generation’ Artist Award from the Arts Council, and she has been awarded residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy, Miami. Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016. She hosts a sporadic reading series in her home called Pizza, Poetry, Pub, which has featured poets sam sax, Erin Robinsong, and Eamon McGuinness. She also writes about art and is the commissioned writer for FILE NOTE IV, Fire Station Artists Studios’ annual publication, and she is a regular reviewer for Poetry Ireland Review.
Dr. Morrissy earned her PhD in Creative Writing at Ulster University, where she was the Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholar. She holds graduate degrees in Creative Writing (University College Dublin 2013), and Literature (Ryerson University 2014), and a bachelor’s degree in Law (University College Dublin 2006).
In 2016, Dr. Morrissy was included in “The Rising Generation" issue of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Vona Groarke. Her creative and critical work has been published in The Irish Times, The Manchester Review, bath magg, Winter Papers, gorse, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review, ASAP/Journal, and The North. She represented Ireland for the Ireland-Scotland Brigid’s Day 2021 Celebration, the O, Miami Festival, and the Toronto International Festival of Authors. She has participated in Book Week Scotland, Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Dublin Book Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, and Cork International Poetry Festival.
Her books, poetry, and video projects can be seen at her website: Julie Morrissy.