Cian Murphy | Writing

I was born and raised in Cork. Now I live between London and Bristol where I teach at university and am a Board member of the Bristol Poetry Institute. I have had a handful of poems and some review writing published. In 2017 my work was chosen for the long lists of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition & the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Competition. My tweets are @cianmurf and I reply to emails:


‘Jigs and Reels’
forthcoming, Summer 2018.

forthcoming, Spring 2018.

‘The Park’
Ink, Sweat & Tears, July 2017.

The Honest Ulsterman, February 2017.

‘Polar Bears in the School Hall’
The Honest Ulsterman, February 2017.

‘The Old Storehouse’
Envoi, No 174, October 2016.

Review Writing

‘Clap Hands and Sing: Review of Feeney, McBreen & O’Brien’ PN Review, No 138, November-December 2017.

‘From the Extinct by John Mee and The Bees Have Been Canceled by Maya Catherine Popa’
Sabotage Reviews, June 2017.

‘The Seasons of Cullen Church by Bernard O’Donoghue’
Ink, Sweat and Tears, February 2017.