Sheila Ellen Murphy

Poet

N/A
Phoenix, AZ 85018-4848

Author's Bio

Sheila E. Murphy is an American poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. Recently released from Luna Bisonte Prods in 2020 is Golden Milk. Murphy's book titled Reporting Live from You Know Where (2018) won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland).  That same year, Broken Sleep Books brought out the book As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory. Luna Bisonte Prods published Underscore (2018), featuring a collaborative visual book by K.S. Ernst and Sheila E. Murphy. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). Murphy is known for working in forms including such as the ghazal, haibun, and pantoum in her individual writing. As an active collaborator, she has worked with Douglas Barbour on an extended poem called Continuations. Murphy’s visual work, both individual and collaborative, is shown in galleries and in private collections. Initially educated in instrumental and vocal music, Murphy is associated with music in poetry. She earns her living as an organizational consultant, professor, and researcher and holds the PhD degree. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona throughout her adult life. Sheila E. Murphy is an American poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. Recently released from Luna Bisonte Prods in 2020 is Golden Milk. Murphy's book titled Reporting Live from You Know Where (2018) won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland).  That same year, Broken Sleep Books brought out the book As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory. Luna Bisonte Prods published Underscore (2018), featuring a collaborative visual book by K.S. Ernst and Sheila E. Murphy. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). Murphy is known for working in forms including such as the ghazal, haibun, and pantoum in her individual writing. As an active collaborator, she has worked with Douglas Barbour on an extended poem called Continuations. Murphy’s visual work, both individual and collaborative, is shown in galleries and in private collections. Initially educated in instrumental and vocal music, Murphy is associated with music in poetry. She earns her living as an organizational consultant, professor, and researcher and holds the PhD degree. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona throughout her adult life. 

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Continuations, with Douglas Barbour (The University of Alberta Press, 2006)
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Incessant Seeds (Pavement Saw Press, 2005)
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Concentricity (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2004)
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Proof of Silhouette (Stride Press, 2004)
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Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer, 2003)
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The Stuttering of Wings (Stride Press, 2002)
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The Indelible Occasion (Potes & Poets Press, 2000)
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Falling in Love Falling in Love with You Syntax (Potes & Poets Press, 1998)
Prizes won: 

Gertrude Stein Award for book Letters to Unfinished J. Green Integer Press. 2003

Hay(na)ku Poetry Book Prize from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland) in 2017 for Reporting Live from You Know Where. 2018

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Born in: 
Mishawaka, IN
Indiana
Raised in: 
South Bend, IN
Indiana
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Last update: Dec 11, 2020