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Erin C. Murphy

Erin Murphy named poetry editor of national literary journal

Erin Murphy, professor of English, has been named poetry editor of "The Summerset Review," a national literary journal.
Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall publishes new book of poetry

"Circumambulations," by Ian Marshall, professor of English and environmental studies, will be released June 18.
Erin Kelly '09

Interview with alumna Erin Kelly featured in national journal

An interview with Penn State Altoona alumna Erin Kelly '09, is featured in the current issue of Wordgathering, an online national literary magazine.
Erin Murphy and the cover of her book, Assisted Living

Erin Murphy publishes new poetry collection, wins national book prize

"Assisted Living," winner of the 2016 Brick Road Poetry Press Prize, is comprised of 72 demi-sonnets, a seven-line poetic form that Murphy devised. The poems encompass the life span experience, ranging from childhood to aging and caregiving.
Erin Murphy and the cover of her chapbook Remorse Code

Erin Murphy publishes new chapbook

"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 Dark Cliffy Spot

A Study in Place

"Reading Shaver’s Creek," edited by Ian Marshall, provides the perfect introduction to Shaver’s Creek, part of Penn State’s 7,000-acre Stone Valley Experimental Forest.
“Dancer” by Maddie Quinn

Spring 2018 issue of "Hard Freight" published

The issue includes poems, short stories, essays, and artwork by current students as well as a work by faculty member Brooke Findley.
Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins to present poetry reading Apr. 17

Winner of the Oregon Book Award, Wilkins is the author of a memoir, "The Mountain and the Fathers," as well as of three books of poetry, "When We Were Birds," "Notes from the Journey Westward," and "Killing the Murnion Dogs."
Heather Myers

English alum wins Association of Writers and Writing Programs award

Heather Myers, a 2016 Penn State Altoona English alumna, has won an award from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journals Project.
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley Headshot

Wesley's "The River is Rising" to be reissued

The newly expanded and redesigned edition will include the original poetry as well as new poems.

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