My new political satire in verse A Dog’s Brexit, is now available from Melos. For once, I seem to have my timing right!
Three New Poems in MIR Online
I have three new poems published in the Mechanics Institute Review Online (Birkbeck University of London) this month.
Literary Review “Pulpit” column on the state of poetry February 2017
I have written this month’s “Pulpit” column in the Literary Review on the putative Golden Age of poetry.
The Migrant Ship reviewed in Tikkun (USA) Spring 2017
My latest poetry collection, The Migrant Ship (Melos) is reviewed in the forthcoming Spring issue of Tikkun where Joshua Weiner writes that the title poem is "at once beautifully spare, allegorically open, and made with tough craft”.
1 December “First Thursday” at Chapter Arts, Cardiff
I read from my new book Crossings: a journey through borders and my latest poetry collection The Migrant Ship (Melos) at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on 1 December with Rhiannon Hooson and Rhian Edwards.
Crossings “Book of the Year” in The Irish Times
Martina Evans chose my book, Crossings: a journey through borders (Seren ) as one of her “Books of the Year” in The Irish Times, 3 December: “NicholasMurray unleashed his inner poet for his greatest nonfiction book, Crossings. An examination of borders of all kinds – cultural, political, linguistic – it is particularly poignant when he approaches liminal borders such as old age.” This follows an excellent review in The Tablet on 22 October 2016.
My Royal Literary Fund Podcast.
I talk about my biography of Aldous Huxley in a podcast on the Royal Literary Fund Website. I also have an article in the RLF “Collected” series, on political poetry, published on 15 August on the site.