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Interview: The Overcast

July 18, 2017

Here’s a little review of QUICK/interview with me in the alt paper The Overcast.

The Overcast

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Tweeting QUICK

June 23, 2017

I’m not much of a Twitter guy, but I’ve been Tweeting out a few lines a day from QUICK, working towards Tweeting one from each page of the book! That’s 1/5th of the entire thing! If you like what you see, please follow and Retweet!

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How a Poem Moves

May 15, 2017

Poet and professor Adam Sol’s How a Poem Moves project is looking at Diversion this week. It’s a very good close reading that really gets the book.

 Since I started working on this blog I’ve known that I wanted to write about George Murray’s Diversion, but I’ve had a problem because most of the poems are well over 30 lines long. For the sake of keeping my essays readably short, I’ve tended to stick with shorter pieces. And so finally I asked George’s permission to use just a section from one of the poems – you won’t get the full picture here, but I hope you can get a sense of how the poems move, and that it will encourage you to dive more deeply into this funny, inventive, often disturbing collection.

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Publication: Contemporary Verse 2

October 18, 2016

I have an interview and new poems in CV2 this month, as well as a photo on the cover. The caption on the cover reads “Poetry, Politics, & Poor Choices.” Egad, what did I say to them? Will have to read it to remember.

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Publication: The Puritan

September 8, 2016

I have a new poem at The Puritan in an issues guest edited by Sonnet L’Abbe and Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Classy joint, The Puritan. Hopefully I don’t bring down the property values.

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News: Quick

August 8, 2016

Coming next spring from ECW Press: QUICK, new aphorisms. The image here shows the title in a different colour from the background, but only for online image purposes. On the printed book the title will be the same colour as the cover background and will be embossed instead. So on first glance, you’ll see only “APHORISMS   GEORGE MURRAY” and then picking it up will reveal the title. Neat!

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Review: PRISM International

April 26, 2016

There’s another nice review of Diversion in PRISM magazine out of BC. Order a copy here.

“Diversion positions itself in conversation with the work of poets such as Rachel Zolf, Kathryn Mockler and Sam Riviere who have been utilizing technological filters and search engines to organize and experiment with the vast array of information we have access to in the contemporary world. By contrast, Murray asks what happens to a text when filters used to organize or arrange information are removed. Mimicking the constant stream of divergent data we are presented with everyday on our cellphones, computers, and televisions, he leaves the conceit of filtering up to the reader.”