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I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly. ---->>>

With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly. ---->>>

In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature. ---->>>

A sequence works in a way a collection never can. ---->>>

I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate. ---->>>

Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige. ---->>>

I think the main influence has been living in New York City. Aside from all the crap around 9/11, I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution. ---->>>

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling. ---->>>

I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in. ---->>>

New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts. ---->>>

Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars, but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets. ---->>>

I am still interested in the long or serial poem, but have written a few smaller things. I may start sending to journals again in a year or so... that's about it. ---->>>

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved. Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view, radically different from the last. ---->>>

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too. ---->>>

I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction. ---->>>

I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do. ---->>>

I suppress the vast majority of what I write. ---->>>

I was writing notes, but not composing poems. The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process. ---->>>

I'm not interested in being easy anymore. Readable, yes. Easy, no. ---->>>

My self-editing process is intense. ---->>>

The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming. ---->>>

The whole competition thing disturbs me. Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started. ---->>>

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction. ---->>>

I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me. ---->>>

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety. ---->>>

I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice. Or even a book. ---->>>

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada. ---->>>

It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway. ---->>>


Nationality: Canadian
Occupation: Poet

George Murray (born 1971), is a Canadian poet and the poet laureate of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Murray was the editor of the literary blog, a contributing editor at Maisonneuve magazine, and a contributing editor at several literary magazines and journals. After several years abroad in rural Italy and New York City, in 2005 he returned to Canada (wikipedia)