The Republic of Love: Twenty-five Poems by Michael Murphy

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The Republic of Love: Twenty-five Poems by Michael Murphy


As a broadcaster, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author Michael Murphy is a much-loved and respected public figure. His voice is beloved and familiar to everyone, and in The Republic of Love, that voice takes on an 'open, honest, trusting' quality through the medium of poetry. 

Divided into six sections, with bold illustrations, this controversial poetry collection, explores both the personal and the universal human experience, which will enlighten and surprise readers.

In this powerful collection of poetry, Michael Murphy examines themes of identity, language, beauty, sexuality, love, religion and mythology. With a defiantly insightful wit and wonderfully engaging style, he reveals his emotional and spiritual connections to Spain, and explores the labyrinths of language. Running throughout each poem is a proud affirmation of life and a steadfast belief in the transcendence and sacredness of love.

Praise for The Republic of Love

"…a master poet with an Irish accent…" Dr Jeannine Woods, NUI Galway

About the Author 

Best-selling author Michael Murphy is a native of Castlebar, County Mayo. A psychoanalyst with a busy practice in Dublin, he is also an award-winning senior television producer, director and newscaster with RTÉ. He has lectured in psychoanalysis at St Vincent’s University Hospital and University College, Dublin. His highly acclaimed literary memoir, At Five in the Afternoon – My Battle with Male Cancer, chronicling his life and battle with prostate cancer, was published in 2009 and was a number one best-seller. The Irish Independent described him as 'an author of importance'. Michael lives in Dublin with his partner of twenty-eight years, Terry O’Sullivan. 

ISBN: 9781907593833

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