In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, renowned poet Peter E. Murphy, will give a poetry reading, 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in Cafeteria B of the Mays Landing Campus.
Murphy is the author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and three poetry chapbooks, Thorough & Efficient, Mr. Nobody and Atlantic City Lives (forthcoming in 2015).
In addition to receiving six poetry writing fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, he has received awards and fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Yaddo and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He has been an educational advisor to Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers and other PBS poetry programs.
Murphy is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which offers programs for poets, writers and teachers in the United States and abroad.