Sinéad Morrissey is the author of six poetry collections. Her awards include first prize in The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Through the Square Window‘ (2007), a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the E M Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Both Through the Square Window and Parallax received the Irish Times Poetry Prize. She was the winner of the TS Eliot Prize in 2013 and of the Forward Prize in 2017. In 2020 she was awarded the European Poet of Freedom Award for her collection, On Balance, translated into Polish by Magdalena Heydel. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She was one of two judges of the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.