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Fiction Writer, Poet
Mays Landing, NJ
Among my twenty-some books and chapbooks, my newest collection is *The Resonance Around Us* (Mountains & Rivers Press, 2013). Other recent books include *One Bowl*, a 2012 prizewinning e-chapbook (Snapshot Press: http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ebooks/One_Bowl.pdf; *Recycling Starlight* (Mountains & Rivers Press, 2010. A cycle of grief poems processing the loss of my husband, William J. Higginson, in October of 2008.); and *The Night Marsh* (WordTech Editions, 2008). With my late husband, William J. Higginson, I co-authored *The Haiku Handbook* (25th Anniversary Edition, 2010), and my children’s alphabestiary, *The Beastie Book*, came out in December, 2009. Recent work appears in both print and on-line journals, including Adanna, Persimmon Tree, Pirene’s Fountain, Tatoo Highway, Rattle, Rose Red, The Quotable, Tiferet, and in anthologies including *Facing the Change* (Torrey House Press, 2013); *Forgetting Home:Poems About Alzheimer’s* (Barefoot Muse Press, 2013); *The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home* ( Holy Cow Press, 2013); *The Best of the Barefoot Muse* (2012); The Crafty Poet (Wind Publications, 2013), and in a craft lesson in *Wingbeats* (Dos Gatos Press, 2011). A Dodge poet,I was a featured reader at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival. For more information and sample poems from my books, you may visit my web site at: www.2hweb.net/penhart. And for current and ongoing activities, readings, publication news, etc., please visit my blog at http://penhart.wordpress.com.
Ocean City, NJ
Cameron Mount currently teaches at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from Emerson College in 2008 and his BA in English from Norwich University in 2001.
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Peter E. Murphy is the author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and five poetry chapbooks, Thorough & Efficient and Mr. Nobody, previously published, and The Last Pub on Earth, I Though I Was Going to be Okay and Atlantic City Lives, all forthcoming in 2016. His unique writing assignments have been collected in Challenges for the Delusional. In addition to receiving six poetry writing fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, he has received awards and fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Yaddo and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He has been an educational advisor to Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers and other PBS poetry programs. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which offers programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad.