Altoona professor publishes new essay in the 'Cincinnati Review'

Erin C. Murphy

Erin C. Murphy

Credit: Penn State

ALTOONA, Pa. — An essay by Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, is currently featured in "The Cincinnati Review's" MiCRo Series.

“In ‘Re-entry,’ Erin Murphy channels the sublime forces that pull, guide, and steer our lives,” said the journal’s assistant editor Connor Yeck. “Whether we’re considering the thunderous journey of astronauts returning to Earth or other kinds of collisions, we come to realize that everything — and everyone — is influenced by gravities larger and stranger than first believed.”

In addition, Murphy's poem “Farmers Market, Eastern Shore of Maryland” was published recently in "Writers Resist." Another poem, “I Feel So Damned Intransitive,” appears in the current issue of "Concision."

Murphy is the author or editor of 11 books, including "Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers," winner of a Gold Medal Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Her latest book of poetry, "Human Resources," is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry of Ireland.