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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerald Edward Murray  

Pen Name: G. E. Murray

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1945 in Buffalo, New York


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.

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