Limerick poets gather to remember much loved Teri Murray

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

The late Teri Murray Picture Adrian Butler

The late Teri Murray Picture Adrian Butler

LEGENDARY Limerick poet Teri Murray is to be remembered on the first anniversary of her sad passing this Wednesday night.

The city’s poetic community, friends of the Lord Edward Street poet and the Limerick Writers Centre have teamed up to organise ‘A night for Teri’, kicking off at 7.30pm in O’Brien’s Pub on Roches Street.

Dominic Taylor, Limerick Writers Centre, said: “Teri Murray continues to be a great loss to the Limerick poetry community.  She was not just a wonderful poet but also a warm hearted unique human being.  

"Her generosity of spirit was evident in her willingness to not only support poetry events in Limerick and further afield but also in her support for fellow poets.  

"Her gifts as a poet extended beyond the art of poetry but also to the craft, a craft she practiced daily. Her work will live on in her books, one of which Revival Press was honoured to publish. She never sought recognition for her poetry but all who heard her read were struck by the heartfelt honesty of her work.  

"She had many setbacks in life but she always rose above them and used her life experience as an instrument of awareness in her poems.”

At the event, one of Teri’s closest friends Sheila Sugrue will have the honour of delivering the first lecture in her memory, focused on poetry and friendship.

It’s hoped this lecture will be delivered on the anniversary of the popular wordsmith’s death each year.

Teri published five collections of poetry including Poems from the Exclusion Zone, The Authority of Winter, Where The Dagda Dances and Under The Linnet's Wing. She released a DVD of her selected and new poems the year before she passed away.

For more information on the event, telephone 087-2996409.

All are welcome.