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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Most recently my poems have appeared in Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Scotland, Quarterly Literary Review (Singapore), Pattaya Poetry Review (Thailand), The Warwick Review (UK), Istanbul Literature Review (Turkey), Paris Atlantic Journal (France), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), Litspeak (Germany), Contemporary Literary Horizons (Romania), Munyori (India), The Tampa Review (US), Del Sol Review (US), The Cartier Street Review (US), The Houston Literary Review (US), Taproot Literary Review (US), Left Curve (US), The American Dissident (US), The Stinging Fly (Eire), Crannog Magazine (Eire) and on the deaddrunkdublin website.

I was born in the UK in 1969. I studied philosophy as an under-graduate and poetry as a post-graduate. My first full length collection, Night Watch Man & Muse is pending from Salmon Poetry (Eire) early in 2012.

Mark A. Murphy

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Seven Lines for Hannes Alfvén

What turns? The earth turns. Without God.
The universe turns. Without God.
Love turns. Without God. The universe is infinite, if you like.
Love is infinite. If you do not like - read your Alfvén,
no one knows for sure, outside the meta-galaxy
if such a concept can be grasped,
the meta-galaxies proliferate forever, without God.