Book Launch: All Gums Blazing by Alan Murphy

Book Launch: All Gums Blazing by Alan Murphy


Thursday 24 May 2018


All welcome

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, philosophical and eccentric collection will entertain and challenge children, teenagers and adults alike.

Alan Murphy is the author of three previous collections of poetry, two of which have been in books of the year articles in the Irish Times and shortlisted for the CAP awards for independent writers. His poems have also been selected for children’s poetry anthologies in the UK and America. He lives in Lismore, county Waterford.

“A lot of incredibly talented people have emerged recently from Ireland. Alan Murphy is one of them.” - ANASTASIA GONIS, BUZZ WORDS MAGAZINE ONLINE