Cian Murphy

I was born and raised in Cork. Now I live between London and Bristol where I teach at university and am a Board member of the Bristol Poetry Institute. In 2017 my work was on the long list of the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Competition. It has also been long-listed (2017) and Commended (2018) in the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Competition. In 2018 it was long-listed for the Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award and chosen for Eyewear’s Best New British & Irish Poets. Email:

Published Poems

‘It’s…’, forthcoming, Poetry Ireland Review, 2019.

Four Poems, forthcoming, Poetry Salzburg No. 34, 2019.

‘Encounter’ & ‘Southern Skies’, forthcoming, The Lonely Crowd No. 11, 2019.

‘Catching Up’ & 'After School', forthcoming, Strix No. 6, 2019.

‘Jigs and Reels’, forthcoming, The Well Review No. 3, 2019.

‘Lawless’, in Counterparts (Stinging Fly Press, 2018).

‘At the Clinic’, in Best New British & Irish Poets 2018 (Eyewear Publishing).

‘The Park’, Ink, Sweat & Tears, July 2017.

‘Hero’ & ‘Polar Bears in the School Hall’, The Honest Ulsterman, February 2017.

‘The Old Storehouse’, Envoi, No 174, October 2016.