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. This year it was long-listed for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award and was chosen for Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British & Irish Poets 2018.  I reply to emails:


forthcoming, 2019.

‘Southern Skies’
forthcoming, 2019.

‘Jigs and Reels’
forthcoming, 2019.

forthcoming in Counterparts (Stinging Fly Press, 2018).

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