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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerald Edward Murray  

Pen Name: G. E. Murray

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Buffalo, New York

Died: 2008 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Gerald Edward Murray on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=gerald+edward+murray


Illinois Connection

Murray lived and worked in Chicago from 1971 until his death in 2008.

Biographical and Professional Information

G E Murray had been a poetry critic for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Magazine. He was chair of Pen Midwest and a national board member of Pen America Center.

Murray wrote eight collections of poetry, his last titled "Arts of a Cold Sun" and published by the University of Illinois Press in 2003. He also co-edited, with Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein, "Illinois Voices: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Poetry." Mr. Murray's poetry appeared in nearly 100 literary magazines and were included in more than a dozen anthologies.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

A Mile Called Timothy.
ISBN: B000U8SSXI

Tucson: Ironwood Press. 1972

Some of these poems first appeared in IRONWOOD, THE GREENFIELD REVIEW, and THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND REVIEW.

Holding fast
ISBN: B0006CGSQC

Bonewhistle Press. 1973

Gasoline Dreams
ISBN: B002SMLTBW

The Red Hill Press. 1978

Repairs: Poems (A Breakthrough book ; no. 32)
ISBN: 082620290X

Univ of Missouri Pr. 1980

4 parts, 96 pages

Walking the Blind Dog: POEMS
ISBN: 0252062310

University of Illinois Press. 1991

Oils of Evenings : Journeys in the Art Trade
ISBN: 0941363368

Lake Shore Pub. 1996

Book by Murry, G. E.


Awards

  • Devins Award, ''Repairs''