Bryan Murphy is a man of Kent, though he comes from a long line of Irish peasants. He has worked as a fruit-picker, kitchen hand, road-sweeper, bar-tender, wages clerk, teacher of English as a foreign language, translator and copy-editor. He recently retired from a job within the United Nations system, and now concentrates on his own words, as a writer and an actor. He divides his time among England, Italy, the wider world and cyberspace. His work has recently appeared in Dead Snakes, Descant, Eunoia Review, Haiku Quarterly, Indigo Rising, Pyrokinection, Rose & Thorn, Snakeskin, The Camel Saloon, The Pygmy Giant, The Rainbow Rose, The View from Here, Transparent Words and UFO Gigolo.