Penn State Altoona professor publishes poems in international journal

Erin Murphy
Credit: Penn State

ALTOONA, Pa. — Erin Murphy, professor of English at Penn State Altoona, has published two new poems in the international journal The Ilanot Review. Murphy’s poems “In Case of Emergency” and “Conceived” are included in a themed issue on parents.

Murphy is the Poet Laureate of Blair County and author or editor of 13 books, including “Human Resources,” forthcoming from Salmon Poetry. She is currently serving as Penn State’s inaugural Mellon Academic Leadership Fellow for the Big Ten Academic Alliance.