Poetry In Motion – Doom & Gloom (me arse!!) by Enda Murray

Earlier this year we covered the story of David Jones and how being made redundant inspired him to write and self-publish a help and resource book for other people made redundant.

Well, another author, Enda Murray, from Longford, Ireland did something very similar. Enda wrote poetry for many years with a quirky, funny and irreverent style. Fed up with the spreading cloud of doom and gloom with the recession, he decided to collect together 30 of his poems, get several thousand printed and pile them into the back of his car. For Enda, the journey began and Doom and Gloom (Me Arse!!) was born.

In the eight weeks since he lost his job in Sligo, he has toured the west and midlands of Ireland and managed to sell 3000 copies of his book! This has included visits to government offices, retailers, businesses and pubs. Not only that, but he has also had his share of local and national media attention through newspapers and radio. Enda believes his sharp witty verse on the current economic depressions is what makes his book of poetry particularly appealing.

“The thing about the book is that there is no sad stuff in it. There is a feel good factor in all the poems and that is what people need in the current climate. Basically I just fill up the car with my books and off I go. When I get to a town or city, I just go into all the shops, bars and restaurants and ask people if they would like to buy a copy. The thing about the book is that there is no sad stuff in it. There is a feel good factor in all the poems and that is what people need in the current climate.”

Enda is working at the moment with supplying retailers himself nation-wide along his travels and hopes to have the book in most major Irish bookstores over the coming few weeks. Doom and Gloom (Me Arse) by Enda Murray will retail at just 5 euro. We wish him all the best with his book and his travels.

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