Rich Murphy

Author's Bio

Body Politic was published by Prolific Press in January 2017. Other credits include books, Americana Prize Americana 2013 winner his third book by The Institute for American Studies and Popular Culture, an institute committed to creative writers as creators of culture and recorders of crucial ideas and important cultural moments. Voyeur 2008 Gival Press Poetry Award (Gival Press), and The Apple in the Monkey Tree 2007 (Codhill Press); chapbooks, Great Grandfather (Pudding House Press), Family Secret (Finishing Line Press), Hunting and Pecking (Ahadada Books), Rescue Lines (Right Hand Pointing), Phoems for Mobile Vices (BlazeVox) and Paideia (Aldrich Press). His poems have appeared in hundreds of journals (in the US and abroad) such as Rolling Stone, Poetry, Grand Street, New Letters, Negative Capability, Segue, Big Bridge, Confrontation Magazine, West 47, Cuirt Annual 2005 print edition, (Ireland), Trespass, Aesthetica Review (UK), and foam:e (Australia). His research, writing, and teaching interests are grounded in a global concern for poetry and the humanities thus his involvement with international conferences. Recent prose scholarship on poetics has been published in The Journal of Ecocriticism, Imaginary Syllabus, anthology chapters, Palm Press, and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 2012. His paper “Minds of Europe as Reenactment” was presented at the New Directions in the Humanities Conference in Budapest, Hungary in June, 2013. His paper “’Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle’ Ginsberg’s Performativity” was presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network in October 2015. His paper on capitalist poetry will be presented at the New Direction of the Humanities Conference in London, July 2016.

Publications and Prizes

(The Poetry Press of Press Americana, 2015)
, The Apple in the Monkey Tree
(Codhill Press, 2008)
, Voyeur
(Gival Press, 2009)
, Voyeur
(Gival Press, 2009)
Imaginary Syllabi
(Palm Press, 2011)
Big Bridge, Bijou Poetry Review, Black Magnolias, Chiron Review, Confrontation, Counterexample Poetics, Dark Sky Magazine, EOAGH, Eratio Poetry Journal, Euphony, Exercise Bowler, Fjords Review, Folly Magazine, Frigg Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, Grand Street, The London Magazine, Mastodon Dentist, Negative Capability, Negative Suck, New Letters, NOÖ Journal , Otoliths, Pank, Pemmican Press, Pennsylvania Review, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Rolling Stone, Segue, The Straddler, The View from Here, Trespass magazine, Verdad, War, Literature & the Arts, War, Literature and the Arts, West 47
Family Secret
(Finishing Line Press, 2008)
, Great Grandfather
(Pudding House Publications, 2007)
, Hunting and Pecking
(Ahadada Books, 2008)
, Paideia
(Aldrich Press, 2013)
, Phoems for Mobile Vices
(BlazeVOX Books, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
“Americana” his book-length manuscript of poems was recently selected as the winner in the Prize Americana 2013 by The Institute for American Studies and Popular Culture. 2008 Gival Press Poetry Award (Gival Press) for Voyeur. His Gival Press Poetry Award winning book Voyeur was nominated for the National Book Award, was a winner in the 2009 Los Angeles Book Festival, received honorable mentions at the London and at the 2009 New England Book Festivals, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Poetry category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Transparency of Evil by Jean Baudrillard
An Essay on Liberation by Herbert Marcuse
Unspeakable Things by Kathleen Spivack
Gargoyles by Thomas Bernard
Collected Poems of Czesław Miłosz by Czesław Miłosz

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Body Politic was published by Prolific Press in January 2017.
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2017