Patricia Colleen Murphy

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Patricia Colleen Murphy founded Superstition Review at Arizona State University, where she teaches creative writing and magazine production. She won the 2019 Zone 53 Poetry Award and her collection Bully Love is forthcoming from Press 53. She won the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award judged by Stephen Dunn, and her poetry collection Hemming Flames was published by University Press of Colorado in summer 2016. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, and American Poetry Review, and most recently in Black Warrior Review, North American Review, Smartish Pace, Burnside Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, Hobart, decomP, Midway Journal, Armchair/Shotgun, and Natural Bridge. Her work has receive ...more

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Hemming Flames

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Quiet and beautiful. The pastoral imagery is strong, as is the emotional heart of the work.

Some favorite moments:

I tried to pass safely through
danger, like you, the mate to a shoe
hurled by a breaking wave.

The city is his, it glisters.
I worried snow d
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“It was not that kind of leaving. I am not that kind of gone.”
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“the mainstream thrust of anti-intellectualism, as it stands today, characterizes thinking itself as an elitist activity.”
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