Julie Morrissy – ‘The Crossing Hour’

In this interview, the poet Dr Julie Morrissy (National Endowment of the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame) describes the composition of her poem ‘The Crossing Hour’ (2020). You can find out more about Dr Morrissy and her work here.

Dr Morrissy generously shared a draft version of this poem. You can see this draft here:

The final published version of the poem is below:

You can listen to an interview about how the poem evolved here. This interview was recorded with Dr Adam Hanna (University College Cork) in October 2021.

In this interview, Dr Morrissy mentions poems by Harry Clifton and William Shakespeare, which you can find below.

William Shakespeare, ‘Sonnet 12’


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