Richard Murphy was born in Mayo in 1927.
His poetry collections include The Archaeology of Love (Dolmen, 1955); Sailing to an Island (Faber, 1963); The Battle of Aughrim (Knopf, and Faber, 1968; LP recording 1969); High Island (Faber 1974); High Island: New and Selected Poems (Harper and Row, 1975); Selected Poems (Faber 1979); The Price of Stone (Faber 1985); The Price of Stone and Earlier Poems (Wake Forrest, 1985); New Selected Poems (Faber, 1989); The Mirror Wall (Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 1989); In The Heart Of The Country: Collected Poems, (Oldcastle, Co Meath, Gallery Press, 2000); and The Pleasure Ground: Poems 1952-2012 (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2013).
His awards include the Æ Memorial Award (1951); first prize, Guinness Awards, Cheltenham (1962); British Arts Council Awards (1967 and 1976); Marten Toonder Award (1980); Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (1969); American-Irish Foundation Award (1983).
A member of Aosdána, he lives in South Africa.
Richard Murphy at The National Library of Ireland