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Launch: Whiteout in Toronto

May 11, 2012

We’re finally here, launching Whiteout in my old hometown. Everyone and their friends welcome. Come help me (and the other ECW spring authors) celebrate!

What: ECW Spring Launch Party
Where: The Sister (1554 Queen Street West, Toronto)
When: Monday, May 14, 7pm
Who: Readings by:

  • David Balzer, author of Contrivances
  • Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday
  • Joey Comeau, author of The Complete Lockpick Pornography
  • Sky Gilbert, author of Come Back
  • George Murray, author of Whiteout

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Event: St. John’s Launch for Whiteout

March 10, 2012

I’ve finally scheduled a St. John’s launch for my new book, Whiteout. Info all below. Hope to see you there, and to find you brought some friends with you.

  • What: George Murray launches Whiteout
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 7:30pm
  • Where: The Ship Pub, 265 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
  • How: Muchies on hand, beer available at the bar, and books for sale… perhaps a poem will be heard

Here’s the Facebook event for the page. Feel free to invite your St. John’s people or visiting folk to it.

Whiteout, poems by George Murray

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Publication: Whiteout at the Printer

February 7, 2012

My forthcoming book, Whiteout, is finally at the printer. See the full cover below, and pre-order the book at one of the links to the right. Hope you like it!

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Publication: Literary Review of Canada

December 19, 2011

Back at the turn of the century (!!!), I was the poetry editor for the Literary Review of Canada and, now that they’re celebrating their 20th year of publication, they’ve asked their former editors for contributions to a special anniversary issue. One of the poems from my upcoming book, Whiteout, is now on the stands. Also appearing this month, are three poems each in Event and The Fiddlehead.

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News: Whiteout now available for pre-order

November 13, 2011

Whiteout, poems by George MurrayMy upcoming book for spring 2012, Whiteout, is now available for (WAY in advance) pre-order at a variety of e-retailers. I sometimes like to order books ahead of time, then forget that I ordered them, and then find myself pleasantly surprised when they arrive, apparently unbidden!

I link to the amazons over in the side bar to the right, but mostly because it’s just easy and many readers already have accounts there, making ordering a cinch. But like many authors, I feel a certain solidarity with small booksellers, and I’d prefer that you buy my books somewhere local and independent, if you can. If not, you can always order straight from my publishers (ECW for this book and Glimpse, but Nightwood and M&S/Random House before that).  So, please find below a bunch of options for ordering online:

Canada:

McNally Robinson (most recommended)
Amazon.ca
Chapters/Indigo (least recommended)

USA/International:

Powell’s (most recommended)
B&N
Amazon.com

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News: Poem Adapted to Song

October 4, 2011

One of the poems I have in my upcoming collection, Whiteout, has just been released as a song on the new album of folk group The Once. It’s called “Song for Memory,” and I originally published it in The New Welsh Review. It was a great process working with the band to craft it into a song and I’m very pleased, in part because I was already a fan of the band before they asked me to participate. Who knew rock stars read poetry?!

You can listen to and order the album here, at their record label’s (Borealis/Universal) site. My song is the last in the list. In fact, the album is called “Row Upon Row of the People They Know”, which is the refrain from the song itself.

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Publications: Fiddlehead, Event, Arts East, Pasture

September 12, 2011

New this fall and winter will be several publications containing poems from my upcoming book, Whiteout:

  • Arts East, a mag out of Halifax, has one poem
  • Event, out of BC, has three poems
  • Fiddlehead, out of Fredericton, has three poems
  • Pasture, out of New Zealand, has three poems

Event was the first mainstream journal to print one of my poems, back in 96, with Fiddlehead only the next year. So it’s nice to be back in both.

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