Kay Murphy

Kay Murphy (MFA Goddard College) is Professor Emerita at the University of New Orleans where she taught in the English Department, the Creative Writing Workshop, and the Honors Program, and served as Poetry Editor for Bayou.  She was awarded the Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant in 2002 for her poetry and a University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. Since coming to UNO in the fall of 1984, she has published over fifty essay/reviews of contemporary poetry in national journals such as The American Book Review, Chelsea, and The Spoon River Poetry Review.   Besides reviews, she has published fiction in such journals as Ascent and Fiction International.  Her heart-genre, poetry, has appeared in over 100 journals such as North American Review, Mississippi Review, Poetry, and Painted Bride Quarterly. She is the author of two poetry collections: The Autopsy and Belief Blues.  She has taught in Innsbruck, Austria, Montpellier, France, San Miguel, Mexico, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Cork, Ireland. Her most recent publication is editor of On A Wednesday Night poems from the creative writing workshop at the University of New Orleans (UNO Press, 2019.

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