Murphy, Jerry

(1952- )
   He was born in Cork, where he still lives. His experience includes spending 1975 to 1976 in a kibbutz in Israel, one year at University College Cork studying English and history, and work as a lifeguard at Mayfield swimming pool, Cork. The American playwright Roger Gregg produced a stage adaptation of Murphy's poetry in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 1897. Some of his poetry publications: A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards, 1985. A Cartoon History of the Spanish Civil War, 1991. Rio de la Plata and All That, 1993. The Empty Quarter, 1996. Extracts from the Lost Log Book of Christopher Columbus, 1999. Torso of an Ex-Girlfriend, 2002. Some of his poems: "As for Dante," "Clean Exit," "Honey," "Kissing Maura O'Keeffe," The O' Neill Suite ( "Wood Sprite," [ii] "Caherlag," [iii] "Bemused," [iv] "Balancing Act," [v] "Relative Densities," [vi] "Birdsong," [vii] "Be Fruitful and Multiply").
   Sources: [i]Biography of Gerry Murphy (http://www.dedaluspress.com/poets/murphy.html). Kissing Maura O'Keeffe by Gerry Murphy (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Southwordnew/poetry1.html). The O' Neill Suite by Gerry Murphy (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Southword3/Poetry/Gerry_ Murphy/gerry_murphy.html). Works of Gerry Murphy (http://www.munsterlit.ie/Conwriters/gerry_murphy.htm).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

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