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Gerald Edward Murray

Born: 1945 in Buffalo, New York
Died: 2008 in Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: G. E. Murray

Connection to Illinois: Murray lived and worked in Chicago from 1971 until his death in 2008.

Biography: 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.

  • -- Devins Award, ''Repairs''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Gerald Edward Murray on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Oils of evening :
ISBN: 0941363368 OCLC: 34907485

Lake Shore Pub., Deerfield, IL : 1995.

Repairs :
ISBN: 082620290X OCLC: 5498627

University of Missouri Press, Columbia : 1979.

Walking the blind dog :
ISBN: 0252062310 OCLC: 23766488

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1992.