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.