Tim Murphy was born in Cork and lives in Madrid. His three previous chapbooks are: Art Is the Answer (Yavanika Press, 2019); The Cacti Do Not Move (SurVision Books, 2019); and There Are Twelve Sides to Every Circle (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2021). The visual artist, Man Ray (1890–1976), once remarked that his work was not experimental because art is “not a science”. Instead of the term “experimental art”, Man Ray preferred to use the language of artistic “experiences” and “adventures”; and he emphasised that art varies not only in its sources of inspiration but also “in its modes of execution”. This chapbook includes poems executed in a range of different modes, that is, poems written in a variety of poetic styles and forms. Many poems are surrealist, including four “cut-up” surrealist poems based on work by celebrated Irish writers. There are several haiku, including three-line and one-line haiku as well as some senryu (sometimes called “psychological haiku”). And the chapbook also includes some conventional narrative poems, two rhyming poems, a response to a poetry exercise, and a poem with a visual dimension.
- Publication Date
- Jun 15, 2022
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Tim Murphy, Edited by: Beir Bua Press, Cover design or artwork by: Michelle Moloney King, Cover design or artwork by: Dylan King
- Interior Color
- Black & White
- A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)