Synopses & Reviews
Gerry Murphy was born in Cork in 1952. His poetry collections include A Small Fat Boy Walking Backwards (1985, 1992) and four 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) and Torso of an Ex-Girlfriend(2002). His 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. With a short introduction by John Montague, End of Part One: New and Selected Poems features generous selections from all of those books together with some 30 new poems in a section entitled 'The Psychopathology of Everyday Life'.
With a short introduction by John Montague, "End of Part One: New and Selected Poems" features generous selections from Murphy's previous books together with some 30 new poems.