Erin Murphy’s essay nominated for 2022 Best of the Net award

Erin Murphy

A poem by Erin Murphy, professor of English, was selected for “Rattle” magazine’s Poets Respond series, a weekly feature that highlights a poem written in response to a news story from the previous week. Murphy also joined the magazine’s editor, Timothy Green, on his podcast “Rattlecast” on March 11 to discuss the poem and the writing process.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — An essay by Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, has been nominated for a 2022 Best of the Net award by the Cincinnati Review. You can read the essay, “Re-entry,” or listen to an audio recording on the Cincinnati Review website.

Established in 2006, Best of the Net is an annual award and anthology series recognizing outstanding poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in online literary journals. The editors of hundreds of publications nominate what they deem to be the best work they published in the preceding year.

Murphy is Poet Laureate of Blair County and the author or editor of 13 books and chapbooks, including “Human Resources,” forthcoming from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. Her latest collection of cento poems, “Fields of Ache,” can be downloaded for free from Ghost City Press. More information on her work can be found on Murphy’s website.