Erin Murphy


212 Hawthorn Bldg. Penn State Altoona
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

Author's Bio

Erin Murphy's eighth book of poems is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac." She is Poetry Editor of the Summerset Review and co-editor of three anthologies published by the University of Nebraska Press and SUNY Press. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, where she has received the university-wide Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Publications & Prizes

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 won: 

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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Last update: May 01, 2019