Publication acknowledgements for The Blind, by C. Murray

Thanks to David Mitchell , publisher at Oneiros Books and to poetry editor Michael McAloran, who guided me through publishing my second poetry collection, The Blind.

The Blind is a contemporary poem-tale about The Furies. The themes and symbols of The Blind are entirely interdependent from beginning to end. The book is set out as a tale and employs experimental poetic methods throughout, including cut-up, repetition, symbol and internal rhyme. I did not make use of poetic prose , as I felt that it would be a challenge to tell a tale poetically. I am delighted that the book is now available. I have found it easier to employ these methods in conceiving book-length poem-tales since I began working in this manner, and to this end I have initiated another project in a similar vein.

  • Thanks to Amos Gideon Grieg , publisher at A New Ulster Magazine, who previewed some of the poems from The Blind this past summer. The series published at A New Ulster was entitled Hooks, Ceremony and Hunger.
  • Thanks to Ditch Poetry, who featured Suspend I from The Blind in their magazine.
  • Thank you to the editor of Southword Literary Journal (Munster Literature Centre) who will publish poems from The Blind in the Winter 2013 issue of Southword.

  • I am adding here the Poetry Catalogue for Oneiros Books , which I recommend . I have reviewed  some of the books. They are a growing outfit with a talented team of editors, specialising is prose, poetry and comics.
  • I am adding here the purchase link for The Blind; a tale of

I am delighted with The Blind, for me it was an opportunity to tell a story that I have not been afforded within the Irish Publication system , which is narrowly conceived and not open to experimentalism, save in few independent presses. Poetry as form is vital in Ireland, yet there are few opportunities to develop as a poet. I hope that this changes and that editors see the value of opening out more platforms for experimentation for our writers.

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