Richard Murphy

(b. 1927)

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(1927– ),

Irish poet. Much of his poetry portrays the landscapes and seascapes of Ireland; his publications include The Archeology of Love (1955), Sailing to an Island (1963, which contains his long narrative poem about a fishing tragedy, ‘The Cleggan Disaster’, and other sea tales), The Battle of Aughrim (1968), Selected Poems (1979), The Price of Stone (1985), and Mirror Wall (1989).

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