Friday, 20 July 2012

Spoke 6 with Stephen Murray

If I didn't have other commitments, I'd make a beeline for this reading. Stephen is a poet worth listening to.

Friday 20th July.

From Wikipedia: "Stephen Murray may refer to Stephen Murray(actor)..., Stephen Murray(BMX rider)..., Stephen O. Murray(born 1950)..., Steve Murray (Brookside)..., Steve Murray(footballer)..., Steven T. Murray(born 1943)..., Stevie Murray (born 1983), Steven Murray(born 1975)...."

This Stephen Murray isn't any of these Stephen Murrays. (Although he did recently do an extensive reading tour of the U.S. on his bike, we don't believe it was a BMX) OUR Stephen Murray(born 1974) is a decidedly singular poet from Galway writing poems of charm and wit that nevertheless often engage with the harsher issues of addiction, abuse, abandonment, and other things not necesarily starting with the letter "a". His recent collection House of Bees is published by Salmon Poetry and will be available on the night.

More about Stephen:

SPOKE is the open mic night at the Irish Writers Centre, taking place on the third Friday of every month. Writers, spoken word artists and musicians are all welcome to perform. Doors at 7.30pm. Free admission. If you'd like to perform, please be prompt, we'll be signing people up from the time the doors open. You can't sign up by email, you've got to be there. The earlier spots fill first, so get in early.

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