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Alan Murphy
What have gorillas, cans of beans, satellite dishes and Brian Boru got in common? Not much, except that they all form part of the subject matter of "ALL GUMS BLAZING", the new book of kinetic verse by Alan Murphy.

Accompanied by the authors own distinctive illustrations, this funny, philosphical and eccentric collection will entertain and challenge children, teenagers and adults alike.
"Murphy’s poetry manages to be both funny and thought-provoking and very contemporary. Great fun." - Nessa O'Mahony, Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads

I'm from Dublin but now live in "lovely Lismore" in west Waterford. Many moons ago I acquired a degree-level qualification in Fine Art and have since exhibited my paintings and collages in Dublin, Waterford, Sligo, Cork and Belfast, and published a few "serious" poems in journals here and there too.

“The Mona Lisa’s on our Fridge” was my first book and was sponsored by the Irish M.E. Trust (www.imet.ie). Although it was self-published It was reviewed by Robert Dunbar in the Irish Times as one of the best children's poetry books of 2009.

My second collection, “Psychosilly”, came out in 2011, followed by “Prometheus Unplugged” in 2014. The latter made it on to an Irish Times children’s and young adults’ books of the year list. Both books have also been shortlisted for the Carousel Aware Prize for independent authors. My new book, All Gums Blazing, is available below!

In my capacity as 'wacky rhymester' I have given many public readings at the Electric Picnic, the West Cork Literary Festival, the Mountains To Sea Festival, Poetry Now, Ireland's Children's Book Festival (2010, 2011 and 2012), Waterford Writers Weekend, Lismore's Immrama festival and Phizzfest.
ISBN: 978-0-9561734-3-0
PRICE: €11
FORMAT: Paperback
DIMENSIONS: 180mm x 190mm
CATEGORY: Poetry for children and adults

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