Richard George-Murray

So sweet a swallow –

The flavor maybe

white violets

hummingbird eggs

skateboards

My favorite poem by Richard George-Murray is taken from the book Yes Is Such A Long Word from 1995. I also published it in Destroyer 04 in 2007. Destroyer 03 also contained some poems by him, after he had sent me a little booklet called “Burning”, which I think was dedicated to his long-time lover, whom I think I also had some contact with.

Richard George-Murray passed away on September 18, 2008, in New York City at the age of 81. He is missed and will remain in our pantheon and canon.

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