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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy, 1927–2018

It is with great sadness that Wake Forest University has learned of the poet Richard Murphy’s death. We were proud to be his American publisher, releasing The Price of Stone and Earlier Poems in 1985, The Mirror Wall in 1989, and his Collected Poems in 2001. As Michael Longley noted, “Richard Murphy continues to be a poet of…

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Poem of the Week

Poem of the Week

For this week’s Poem of the Week, we’re taking a look at one of Richard Murphy’s lovely, haunting poems. “Seals at High Island” comes from Richard Murphy: Collected Poems 1952-2000, which we published in 2001, and is available here.  Though this poem comes from an earlier collection, The Lilliput Press has put out a new collection…

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