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Lamar University Press, 2014 - Celebrities - 99 pages
Here are insightful poems for an age that craves information and celebrity gossip. Erin Murphy skillfully employs meter, rhyme, line, stanza and even erasure to shine lights on minor characters adjacent to the stars. Her instinct for narrative and formal variation delivers fine monologues that sparkle and surprise.

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About the author (2014)

Erin Murphy is the author of Dislocation and Other Theories (Word Press, 2008) and Science of Desire (Word Press, 2004). Her awards include the Foley Poetry Award, the National Writers Union Poetry Award judged by Donald Hall, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award. She has received fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her individual poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day edited by Billy Collins (Random House). She is Assistant Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, where she teaches English and creative writing.

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