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Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy

Born: December 22 1967 in Cork, Ireland
Resides: Madrid, Spain
E-mail: timothyjpmurphy (at) gmail (dot) com

Tim Murphy has been writing haiku since 2017. His reviews of haiku collections appear regularly in Presence - Britain's leading independent haiku journal.

Awards and Other Honors:

Honorable Mention Sixth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards (2018).

Books Published:

Art Is the Answer (Yavanika Press, 2019), an e-chapbook of one-line haiku.

Selected Work
for company 
the snow crunch underfoot 
winter solstice
rainy season
on the balcony ledge
a pigeon blinks
in a restaurant sink
the clatter of plates
civil war trenches   
summer grass
I shed some more  
wounded skin
window creak
the comfort
of soft autumn rain


“for company” – Honorable Mention Sixth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, The Heron’s Nest Annual Print Edition (2018); “rainy season” – The Heron’s Nest vol. XX issue 4, Dec. 2018; “midsummer” – Frogpond vol. 41:3 Winter 2018; “visiting” – Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 4:2, 2021, anthologized in Pat Boran (ed.), Local Wonders: Poems from Our Immediate Surrounds (Dedalus Press, 2021); “housecleaning” – Prune Juice issue 35, 2021; “window creak” – Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 5:1, 2021.

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