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Altoona professor publishes several new poems in literary journals


ALTOONA, Pa .– Erin Murphy, an English teacher at Penn State Altoona, has published new poems in several literary magazines. Much of her new work focuses on issues of gender and social justice.

His poem “Domestic Silence” appears in the July issue of “The American Journal of Poetry”.

A sequence of half-sonnets, “Taxonomies: Intimacy”, and an artist statement on the Murphy’s process are featured in the summer issue of “Quartet”.

Two additional sequences of half-sonnets, “Taxonomies: Me, Too” and “Taxonomies: Words” appear in the current issue of “Contrary” magazine.

Three poems titled “Ilha dos Gatos”, “To the man who stole our pregnant dog” and “I knew an arsonist” were featured in the July 7 issue of “One Art: A Journal of Poetry”.

The current issue of “Resonance”, whose theme is “Borderlands: North and South”, includes two poems by Murphy: “Taxonomy of the Border I” and “Taxonomy of the Border II”.

Thirteen more of his poems have appeared in recent issues of The Literary Nest, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and Scoundrel Time.

Murphy is the author or publisher of 11 books, including three collections of half-sonnets, a seven-line form that she designed. His latest book of poetry, “Human Resources”, is forthcoming with Salmon Poetry of Ireland as part of its 40th anniversary list.

Last updated on July 09, 2021


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