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Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution
Julie Morrissy

Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution, Julie Morrissy

Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution, Julie MorrissyRadical! Women and the Irish Revolution
Julie Morrissy


Limited Edition
64 pages
170 x 247 mm
ISBN Not Available


Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution is a new pamphlet of poems, images, translation, and research notes created by Julie Morrissy. The pamphlet is a result of Morrissy’s time as the NLI’s Poet in Residence, an initiative undertaken in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Decade of Centenaries Programme, which ran between June 2021 and June 2022.

Radical! Women and the Irish Revolution arises out of Morrissy’s research in the Reading Rooms of the NLI, and on walks, bike rides and excursions in her local area and around Ireland. The work draws on Morrissy’s collaborative and expansive approach to her work, which explores how poetry can situate us in our daily encounters with the world. Drawing on the intersections of crisis and daily life between 1912-1923, the poems use documentary, archival, and lyric genres to explore the lives of revolutionary women in Ireland.

About the Author
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. In her role she created and hosted the Radical!: Women and the Irish Revolution podcast series. Her new poetry pamphlet of the same title showcases her work as Poet-in-Residence and was published in July 2022. Morrissy is the 2021-22 National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. From 2019-2021 she was the inaugural John Pollard Newman Fellow in Creativity at University College Dublin. Her collaborative, mixed-media poetry practice includes film, animation, moving image, experimental publishing, gallery installation, and live performance. She earned her PhD in Creative Writing at Ulster University, where she was Vice-Chancellor Research Scholar. She holds graduate degrees in Creative Writing (University College Dublin 2013), and Literature (Toronto Metropolitan University 2014), and a bachelor’s degree in Law (University College Dublin 2006).

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