Poetry. George Starbuck writes: "Rich Murphy is a genuine experimentalist, a tinkerer, a risk-taker of arresting, original, mordantly hilarious poems. He never seems content to repeat an achieved effect. He is always wrestling with some new project. He will figure into zany anthologies. And be admired for "difficulties," while in fact commanding attention through the clear vigor of his inventions. Rich Murphy, American original."
Rich Murphy was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and has taught writing and literature for 23 years at Bradford College, Emman College and now at VCU. Credits include a book of poems The Apple in the Monkey Tree by Codhill Press; chapbooks Great Grandfather by Pudding House Publications, and Family Secret by Finishing Line Press; poems in hundreds of journals; and essays on poetics in journals, including Reconfigurations: A Journal Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture. Author City: MARBLEHEAD, MA USA