Alan Murphy is an Irish poet and visual artist. He has a degree-level qualification in fine art and is the writer and illustrator of four collections of poetry for children and teenagers. His books have featured in books of the year articles in the Irish Times and been shortlisted for the CAP awards for independent authors. He has also contributed to several children’s poetry anthologies in the UK and America, and has published poetry for adults and visual art with a number of journals. He has exhibited his paintings and collages throughout Ireland and abroad. His latest book is All Gums Blazing.