A Chaplet of Roses is the second collection of poetry from bestselling author Michael Murphy. The Republic of Love (2013) was the first poetry book to enter the top ten list since Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize. The Irish Independent has described Michael as “an author of importance”.
The subject of this powerful new collection is human nature. Drawing on his career as a broadcaster and psychoanalyst, Michael writes accessible and engaging poetry that speaks to our experience of modern life. With wit and humour, he explores themes of identity, love and language, in poems that move the heart with deep emotion and appeal to the intellect through their wisdom.