Gerry Murphy

Life
1952- ; b. Cork city, where he still lives.

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Works
Poetry, A Cartoon History of the Spanish Civil War: Poems (Cork: Three Spires 1991), 16pp.; A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (Cork: Three Spires 1992), 63pp.; Rio de la Plata and All That (Dublin: Dedalus 1993); Dead Cat in Winthrop Street (Cork: Three Spires 1994), 26pp.; The Empty Quarter (Dublin: Dedalus 1995), 64pp. ; Extracts from the Lost Log-book of Christopher Columbus (Dublin: Dedalus 1999), 71pp.; Torso of an ex-Girlfriend (Dublin: Dedalus Press 2003), 64pp.; trans., Katarzyn Borun-Jagodzinska, Pocket Apocalypse (Southword 2005), 59pp.; End of Part One: New & Selected Poems, preface by John Montague (Dublin: O'Brien Press 2006), 204pp.

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Criticism
[q.a.], review of Extracts from the Lost Log-book of Christopher Columbus, in Books Ireland (March 2000), p.81.

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Commentary
[q.a.], review of Extracts from the Lost Log-book of Christopher Columbus, in Books Ireland (March 2000); ‘His third collection, after Rio de la Plata and All That (1993) and The Empty Quarter (1995) is something of an event. One of our reviewers is quoted on Murphy's ‘‘fine-tuned ability with language and rhythm’’, but that is almost to say the least, for the content is no less incisive. We are told little about the poet except that he was born and remains in Cork city’ (p.81.)

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