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Peter E. Murphy

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Thorough & Efficient (Jane Street Press, 2008), Stubborn Child (Jane Street Press, 2005)
Journals:
Atlanta Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Commonweal, Cortland Review, Laurel Review, Many Mountains Moving, New York Quarterly, Rattle, The Literary Review, Witness
Prizes:
He has received fellowships for writing and teaching from The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

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Listing last updated: February 4, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Welsh American
Born in:
Newport, Wales
Raised in:
New York, NY

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