By Gerry Murphy

My Flirtation with International Socialism

Cork-born Gerry Murphy’s passionate and irreverent latest collection, the follow-up to End of Part One: New and Selected Poems

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Cork-born Gerry Murphy’s passionate and irreverent latest collection, the follow-up to End of Part One: New and Selected Poems

This 6th collection of his politically and erotically charged poems confirms Cork-born Murphy as one of the most daring and unconventional of contemporary Irish poets, moving from blink-and-you’ve-missed-it one-liners to the more considered lyrics of love and loss which are among his great strengths.

ISBN 9781906614294 Paperback
5.5″ x 8.5″, 88 pp
2010

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Product Detail

  • ISBN: : 9781906614294
  • Size: : 216 x 140 mm
  • Pages: : 88 pp
  • Published: : 2010

About The Author

Author

Gerry Murphy was born in Cork in 1952. His poetry collections include A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (1985, 1992) and five previous collections from Dedalus, Rio de la Plata and All That (1993), The Empty Quarter (1995), Extracts from the Lost Log-Book of Christopher Columbus (1999), Torso of an Ex-Girlfriend (2002) and My Flirtation with International Socialism (2010). Dedalus also publish End of Part One: New and Selected Poems (2006). Murphy's poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and Pocket Apocalypse, his translations of the Polish poet Katarzyna Borun-Jagodzinska, appeared in 2005 from Southword Editions. Murphy's own poems form the basis for a live poetry-and-music show by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre, entitled The People's Republic of Gerry Murphy, which ran at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival in 2010 to considerable critical success. REVIEW EXCERPT "Murphy's voice is salacious, funny, pithy, angry-making, often verging on the side-of-the-mouth and, dare one add, tender... This is a worthwhile book, energetic and wise." — Fred Johnston, Poetry Ireland Review