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. In 2017 my work was on the long list of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition. It has also been long-listed (2017) and Commended (2018) in the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Competition. In 2018 it was long-listed for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award and was chosen for Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British & Irish Poets.  I reply to emails:


‘Her Time’, ‘Ferryman’, ‘Milroy’s Boots’ & ‘A Sickness’
forthcoming, Poetry Salzburg No. 34, 2019.

‘Encounter’ & ‘Southern Skies’
forthcoming, 2019.

‘Jigs and Reels’
forthcoming, 2019.

Counterparts (Stinging Fly Press, 2018).

‘At the Clinic’
Best New British & Irish Poets 2018.

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

‘Hero’ & ‘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.