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Peter E. Murphy

Peter E. Murphy

Author's Bio

Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a night club, and drove a cab. Retired from teaching English and creative writing at Atlantic City High School, he teaches at Richard Stockton College and organizes programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad. His unique poetry writing assignments have been collected in Challenges for the Delusional Peter Murphy’s Prompts and the Poems They Inspired."

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: May 18, 2014

More Information

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

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