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Erin Murphy

Author's Bio

Erin Murphy's poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac." She is the author of six books of poetry and co-editor of two anthologies published by SUNY Press. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, where she has received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers (SUNY Press, 2016), Ancilla (Lamar University Press, 2014), Distant Glitter (Wordtech Communications, 2013), Word Problems (Word Press, 2011), Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (SUNY Press, 2010), Dislocation and Other Theories (Word Press, 2008), Too Much of This World (Mammoth Books, 2008), Science of Desire (Word Press, 2004)
Prizes:
Normal School Poetry Prize; National Writer's Union Poetry Award judged by Donald Hall; the Foley Poetry Award; Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award; Anthony Piccione Poetry Prize; Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; "Best of the Net" award judged by Patricia Smith; and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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Listing last updated: April 15, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English

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