Welcome to my website which showcases my own work as an author and poet, including non-fiction, reviews and essays and work from my other enterprise, Rack Press. Click HERE for a full author profile and a bibliography of my writing. You can read extracts from my work in the Poetry, Fiction and Non-fiction sections and hear and see readings in the Audio and video section.
NEW WORK IN POETRY AND FICTION
City Lights (2021)
Publication Date 21 May 2021
Nicholas Murray’s latest poetry collection City Lights published by the Melos Press is now out. This wide-ranging and versatile 32-page pamphlet collection contains the longer sequences “The Song of Rhodri” (the voice of an imaginary medieval Welsh bard) and “The World Tree” (poems about trees in myth and reality drawing on Norse legend) as well as poems of contemporary political resonance. From the Welsh countryside to Washington DC and all points in between these poems are both lyrical and engaged. Order from Bibliophilic Blogger.
A Quartet in Winter (2020)
Publication Date: 1 December 2020
In the fourth of a series of formal verse satires that began in 2011 with Get Real! and which included Trench Feet (2014) and A Dog’s Brexit (Melos, 2017) Nicholas Murray evokes the Welsh Marches in early winter, when “frost lays its dust-sheet on the Radnor Hills”, contemplating, in rustic confinement in a pandemic, a world of “smirking kleptocrats on giant screens”, and the fate of the Earth “we treat so roughly”.
The pamphlet (£5, 12pp) can be ordered post-free from Rack Press or any bookshop.