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Tim Murphy
In his own words

an American poet talks about his life, his work and his battle against alcoholism

Tim Murphy was born in Minnesota in 1951. He graduated from Yale in 1972 as Scholar of the House in Poetry. Tim is unusual amongst contemporary poets, in that he uses rhyme and metre. He has published two collections of poetry that have been widely reviewed. His work has been compared to that of Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Richard Wilbur, and Wilbur himself has described Murphy as "a mature and greatly accomplished poet".

Tim is a hunter, farmer and one-time venture capitalist. He lives in Fargo, North Dakota. This interview was conducted in February 2010.

The programme is offered in either CD quality, if you have a fast internet connection, or Radio quality if you have a slow connection.

    Tim Murphy: in his own words     CD quality     Radio quality
  14/03/10. Duration: 35 minutes

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Poetry readings by Tim Murphy:

Files are in mp3 format and are a direct download.

Alcohol Poems           Erato Hunting Poems Podcast


Murphy, Timothy; Wilbur, Richard (1998). The Deed of Gift.
Ashland, Oregon: Story Line Press. ISBN 1885266626.

Murphy, Timothy (2000). Set Ploughshare Deep: Prairie Memoir.
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. ISBN 978-0821413210.

Murphy, Timothy; Hecht, Anthony (2002). Very Far North.
Ewell, Surrey: Waywiser Press. ISBN 1904130011.

Sullivan, Alan; Murphy, Timothy (2004). Anderson, Sarah. ed. Beowulf.
Longman Press. ISBN 0321107209.