Thursday, June 14, 2012

New chapbook: I'm this robot.

The first week of June marked the release of my latest chapbook entitled I'm this robot. 
The book is an 18 page homemade dandy published by the newly minted Eephus Press.
I created Eephus Press as a way of taking a hands on approach to publishing my work. Self-publishing sites like Lulu are far too sterile for my liking. With Eephus Press I can cut and paste and staple everything to my liking. Shut up, Tim.

Try some Robot for yourself. Price is $4ppd.
Write to:
Eephus Press
P.O. Box 1183
Portage, IN 46368
On June 9th I gave my second reading of the year in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The reading was part of the Summer Reading Series hosted by The Logan Square Literary Review and held at the very unique Comfort Station on North Milwaukee. 

Publishing credits May/June

24 Oct 2009 published in the May 2012 edition of Red Fez.

Michael Grover says poetry...  published by Clutching At Straws.

a milwaukee recap of sorts published in the June 2012 edition of Red Fez.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It has been a great (and challenging) learning experience to be cast in the Hammond Community Theatre's  production of "Sordid Lives." The play, written by Del Shores, will be performed at Beatniks on Conkey.

I'm cast in the role of Odell Owens alongside some incredibly talented local stage veterans. I've especially learned a lot working with director Dale Kelley and fellow castmates Don Taylor, Rip Johnson, Kim Bernstein, and Andrea Creasbaum. 

Here's some press our show has received:

The Northwest Indiana Times 

The Post-Tribune

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Logan Square Literary Review

On January 26th I took part in a Chicago reading organized by the folks at the Logan Square Literary Review. The reading was held at the Comfort Station and was attended by a very supportive and welcoming crowd. This gig marked my first reading in Chicago, and I look forward to the next opportunity.

The Logan Square Literary Review is a slick looking quarterly journal. They accept submissions in various genres. The latest issue features poems, short fiction, restaurant reviews, and even recipes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Introducing the tellerphone doodle

I usually conjure up stuff like this when I'm talking on the phone. Tellerphone doodles!

Monday, January 23, 2012

What I Did Monday echapbook

Here's a link to my most recent batch of poems entitled What I Did Monday. Special thanks to Ten Pages Press and Craig Sernotti.

All of these poems were written in 2011 and are closely related to one another.

What I Did Monday by Tim Murray

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Stuff found in old books #2

These two terrific black and white photos were found tucked together in a 1962 paperback copy of Milton's Paradise Lost.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Introducing: Stuff found in old books

Part of Malleable Boy used to catalog the various items I have found while rummaging through old books over the past 800 years.

 This initial installment features several pieces found tucked in the pages of a Catholic prayer book from the 1920s.       

This is a receipt for a women's clothing store from 1959.

   The reverse side of the receipt features a delightful customer's note on the store's poor shipping service.
"Thanks for the lousy service. I placed an order in Nov. & received it in Jan. I shouldn't have accepted the merchandise but I'll certainly not recommend you to anyone"

Here are the other items found in the same book:

A newspaper clipping for train tickets.

A handwritten note on the meaning of Noel.

And, lastly, a page from a pocket calendar dated February 27, 1958.

 trephine: A surgical instrument having circular, sawlike edges, used to cut out disks of bone, usually from the skull.

 iridectomy: Surgical removal of part of the iris of the eye.