journals, and: bibliography, and: publication notes


“tree is real silver” published Poetry Ireland Review (N°138), Ed. Nessa O’Mahony. Published December 2022.

Poetry Ireland Review 138. An Eavan Boland Special Issue, Ed. Nessa O’Mahony.

Online URL

“fragments 1 & 2” published Belfield Literary Review (N°2), Eds. Paul Perry and Niamh Campbell. Published April 2022

fragments 1 & 2 purchase link:

“winter street” One Jacar Press -Issue 20

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leaf // settles published UCD Pandemic Archive, Lockdown Poetry

UCD Pandemic Archive Online URL:

“Hook” poems published Indelible Literary Journal (AUD), EIC, Roula-Maria Dib.

Indelible Online URL

Indelible PDF Download

‘Nocturne for Voices One and Two’ performed by Una Lee for ‘How The World Begins Again – Irish Women in Sound and Music: Episode 2′ with Elizabeth Hilliard

Lyric FM Online URL:

Nocturne for Voices One and Two © Chris Murray 2020, 2021

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Elizabeth Hilliard’s website

‘lily crowded window’  published FormaFluens Journal, April 2021, Editor, Tiziana Colusso

Formafluens Journal Online URL

Formafluens Journal Downloadable PDF

‘Seed’ published Timber Literary Journal, September 2021

Seed Online URL:

‘morning star’ published Irish Times Poetry, October 2021, Editor, Gerard Smyth

Poetry Irish Times Online URL:

chris murray at Recours au Poème

Recours au Poème Online URL:

hook, and: sequins, and: spool, and: red on gold, the new dress © Chris Murray 2016, 2021 – First published “The Blind” (Oneiros Books, 2016). Republished indelible literary Journal, EIC, Roula-Maria Dib

Indelible PDF Download

Indelible Online URL:

“New poetry books: Hello to GC Waldrep, farewell to Derek Mahon Plus: There is something of Emily Dickinson in the poems of Chris Murray”. Sean Hewitt, Irish Times.

Irish Times Review Gold Friend Online URL:

Gold Friend (published Turas Press) was recommended in “Best Poetry Books of 2021: A Subversion of Wordsworth to a Pandemic Personified” by Martina Evans & Sean Hewitt (Irish Times).

Irish Times Best Books Online URL:

Gold Friend by Chris Murray, sometimes the title is the last piece of the jigsaw (Irish Times)

Gold Friend Essay Online URL:

Gold Friend, Published Turas Tress, 2020. EIC, Elizabeth McSkeane

Internet archive

Internet Archive Online URL:

“Three Red Things” – Electronic Chapbook -Smithereens Press 2013

“Three Red Things” Online URL:

“Three Red Things” PDF:

“A Hierarchy of Halls” – Electronic Chapbook – Smithereens Press 2018

“A Hierarchy of Halls” Online URL:

“A Hierarchy of Halls” PDF:

Chapbooks & Essays

Gold Friend by Chris Murray: the title is often the last piece of the jigsaw [Irish Times]

I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage [Irish Times]

Launching “Gold Friend” [Youtube]

Elegy and Displacement in Goldfriend []

Thriving Outside of the Narrative, an essay on poetic practice [Live Encounters]

Three Red Things (download) (2013)

Signature [Bone Orchard Press]

A Hierarchy of Halls (2018)

Welcome The Goldfinch For Aslı Erdoğan

Tackling the catastrophic canonical neglect of Irish women poets and writers

Doris Lessing’s Little Known Poetry – Women Writers, Women’s Books

A Modern Encounter with “Foebus abierat”; On Eavan Boland’s “Phoebus Was Gone, all Gone, His Journey Over”

Older publications

three short poems Galway Review, 2013

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“precarious migratory spectacular” Galway Review

“precarious migratory spectacular” Online URL:

poems from “The Blind” Ditch Poetry

The Blind Ditch Poetry Online URL:


Poethead Archive

Rascal Archive


Books Page