by Teri Murray
Teri Murray began writing in the 1980s and was the winner of the Wicklow Drama Award in 1987 for a children's play. In 1991 she was commissioned by artist Brian Maguire to write a series of poems to accompany his paintings, Behind Bars - Public and Private. Her work also featured in Round Peg, an anthology by Clothesline Press, Dublin in 1991. She was editor for Scratches on the Wall, an anthology of Limerick writers produced by Tholsel press in 1995. Since then her poems and short stories have appeared in various magazines. A Time Under Heaven, her play about the history of Limerick was performed by The Quarry Players and staged at the Belltable in 1996. Her first collection, Coddle and Tripe, with the late Liam Mulligan was published by Stonebridge in 1998. Poems from the Exclusion Zone appeared in 2001 also from Stonebridge. A children's book, Eddy the Teddy and The Big Fat Nana was published in 2003 followed in 2007 by her third collection of poems, The Authority of Winter published by Stonebridge. She is currently editor of Revival Poetry Journal. Where The Dagda Dances: New and Selected Poems confirms her as one of the most accomplished poets writing today.
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