George Murray

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George Murray reads from his collection of poetry

Published by: Nightwood Editions

Time of Reading: 4:18
George Murray's three books of poetry include The Hunter and The Cottage Builder's Letter. He has been widely anthologized and has published poems and fiction in more than two dozen journals and magazines in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Germany. He is a contributing editor for several literary publications as well as associate editor for Maisonneuve Magazine. He won the 2003 New York Festivals Radio and Television Award for Best Writing for his poem "Anniversary: A Personal Inventory" (commissioned by CBC Radio) and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has also won awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Currently, he is the co-editor (with Peter Darbyshire) of and is working on a book of new poems and some translations.
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"A spooky portrait … with a compelling tone and constellation of imagery – less a moral tale of Armageddon and more its soundtrack. Murray takes great risks with statement and image. …the collection is quite powerful, inventing an original way of seeing a world which seems to enjoy using its own tools against itself. The Hunter remakes the world with a frightening and evocative music."
The Globe and Mail
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