Erin Murphy publishes new chapbook

Erin Murphy and the cover of her chapbook Remorse Code
Credit: Penn State

Remorse Code, a chapbook of poems by Erin Murphy, professor of English, has been published by Seven Kitchens Press. The manuscript won the 2016 Keystone Chapbook Series competition.

The poems in Remorse Code are demi-sonnets, a form Murphy devised. Contest judge Ellen McGrath Smith observed that it is “especially impressive that, writing in such a restricted space, Murphy is still able to make sharp turns within the cramped confines of a single line. The result is a humble, wise, compassionate, yet unflinching distillation.”