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Patricia Murphy

  •  pcm@asu.edu
  •  240M Santa Catalina Hall 7291 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall   MESA
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Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Principal Lecturer MY
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Principal Lecturer MY
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2780
Biography

Patricia Murphy is a Principal Lecturer at Arizona State University where she teaches magazine production. Murphy earned her B.A. in English and French from Miami University and her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Arizona State University. In 2008 she founded the literary magazine Superstition Review, which became her full-time teaching position at the University in 2012. Each semester she mentors 30-40 students through the steps of running the magazine including editing, blogging, advertising, and social media. In Spring of 2017 she won the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. In Spring of 2016 she won the Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. In Spring 2009 she was recognized at the highest level of the university, receiving the Provost's Award for x`xExcellence in Undergraduate Student Mentoring. She has taught 215 classes at ASU and has offered many workshops on pedagogy and teaching strategies to ASU faculty. In 2011 she developed the course Travel Writing for ASU Online, and offers it four times a year. 

Murphy's book of poems Hemming Flames won the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award. In 2017 Hemming Flames won the Milton Kessler Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review.

Murphy has read her work in many places including at Changing Hands in Tempe, Antigone Books in Tucson, the Tempe Center for the Arts during the Tempe Poetry in April celebration, the Swarthout Awards Ceremony, the Gateway College awards ceremony, the Shemer Art Center, and Eye Lounge Gallery in Phoenix. She delivered the Keynote Address at the 2nd Annual Friends Benefit Dinner for the Casa Grande Public Library. She has served as a Faculty Ambassador to local high schools and community centers. She has presented papers at the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, the College Composition and Communication Conference, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, and the Western States Composition Conference.

Murphy has published her writing in many of the top national literary magazines including The Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Third Coast, Clackamas Literary Review, New Orleans Review, Wisconsin Review, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, The South Carolina Review, Cimarron Review, Kalliope, Quarterly West, American Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Green Mountains Review, Indiana Review, and The Iowa Review.

She has published four book chapters including "Between Sentiment and Language: Creating Tension." in Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry, "To Friend or Not to Friend: Social Networking and Your Professors." Snarktastic, "Will Work for Free: Campus Publications and You." Snarktastic, and with Duane Roen and Ryan Muckerheide "Teaching in the Wake of National Tragedy." in Trauma and the Teaching of Writing.

She has received fully or partially funded stays at several artists organizations including Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Ragdale Foundation, Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Mesa Refuge.

Murphy has traveled to 45 countries including Hungary, China, Thailand, Korea, Venezuela, and Argentina. A fitness enthusiast, she has raced in over 90 events such as marathons, duathlons, and triathlons. She lives in Phoenix with her partner John Hetrick and two dogs.

Education

Murphy earned her B.A. in English and French from Miami University and her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Arizona State University.

Research Interests

Creative Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, French Literature and Culture, Distance Learning

Publications

 

Publications: Books

 

Murphy, Patricia Colleen. Hemming Flames. Logan: University of Utah Press, 2016. 

 

Publications: Book Chapters

 

Murphy, Patricia. “Between Sentiment and Language: Creating Tension.” Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry. Ed. Scott Wiggerman and David Meinschen. Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2014, 288-292. 

Murphy, Patricia. “To Friend or Not to Friend: Social Networking and Your Professors.” The Snarktastic Guide to College Success, Ed. Sandra Mizumoto Posey and Teague von Bohlen. Boston: Pearson, 2014, 73-76. 

Murphy, Patricia. “Will Work for Free: Campus Publications and You.” The Snarktastic Guide to College Success, Ed. Sandra Mizumoto Posey and Teague von Bohlen. Boston: Pearson, 2014, 68-70. 

Murphy, Patricia, Duane Roen and Ryan Muckerheide. "Teaching in the Wake of National Tragedy." Trauma and the Teaching of Writing. Ed. Shane Borrowman. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005. 69-84.

 

Publications: Articles and Interviews

 

“Bridges All Over the Room: A Conversation between Dante DiStefano and Patricia Colleen Murphy.“ 2 Bridges Review 6 (2017) : 123.

A Brief Symposium on Flash,Copper Nickel May 18, 2017. 

Experience and The Imagination, Metaphor as Survival, and Healthy States of Flow: Patricia Colleen Murphy on Her Poem "How The Body Moves"Primal School 6 March 2017.

Four Questions on Farsickness: Patricia Colleen Murphy, Farsickness Journal October 2016. 

Meet the Press: Dante Di Stefano in Conversation with Michael Spooner of University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press and Patricia Colleen Murphy, Author of Hemming Flames,Best American Poetry Blog, September 2, 2016. 

The Burn and the Salve: Interview with Patricia Colleen Murphy,Storysouth Issue 42, Fall 2016. 

Patricia Colleen Murphy: An Interview with Conor Scruton.Salt Hill Review Issue 12 Fall 2016.

Patricia Colleen Murphy RecommendsPoets & Writers Magazine, 14 July 2016. 

Author Interview: Patricia Murphy.Clackamas Literary Review Blog 2 August 2016.

Audio Interview: Patricia Colleen Murphy,” Arcadia Magazine, August 2016. 

“Featured Poet Interview.” Arcadia Magazine 9.1 (2014): 65-70.

For Writers: Interview.” Arcadia Magazine 18 October 2013. 

More than a Lit Mag: A Teaching Tool that Reaches Far Beyond the Classroom.” The Review Review 15 November 2013. 

Lit Mag Spotlight: Superstition Review.Writer’s Relief 27 Sep 2012. 

Who I Read Before I Write,” Aboutaword.org 7 March 2011. 

Murphy, Patricia and Elizabyth Hiscox. Interview for Notre Dame Review. June 2008.

"Inventing Lunacy: An Interview with Gary Soto." Hayden’s Ferry Review 18 (1996): 29-37.

 

Publications: Poetry

 

“Jet Lag.” Blackbird, Forthcoming, 2018.

“Go Anywhere.” Clacakamas Literary Review. Forthcoming, 2017.

“Fixer.“ 2 Bridges Review 6 (2017) : 123.

“How the Bullied Bully.” 2 Bridges Review 6 (2017) : 124.

“Eschew.” 2 Bridges Review 6 (2017) : 125.

Cibophobia.” Volume IV, Issue 1, Diologist  2017.

“Infinite Regress.” Barrow Street. Winter 2017: 90.

How I Almost Died in Peru.Poem-A-Day. 20 October 2016.

“June.” Mississippi Review 44/1&2 (2016) : 98.

“An IQ Test for Idiots.” The Black Warrior Review 42.4 (2016): 62.

“Lunatic Years.” The Greensboro Review 99 (2016): 88.

Rot.” A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).  

Dear Inertia.” A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).

"Everyone is Eviscerated." A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).

"Arriving Late to Accident Practice.” A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).

"Zanzibar Star of the East.A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).

"No Coats in October.A Dozen Nothing (January 2016).

"Dad's Last Entrechat.Baltimore Review (Winter 2016).

Edison’s Medicine.” diode 8.3. (2015).

Arch on a Rung.” diode 8.3 (2015).

“Distance.” Prick of the Spindle 8 (Fall/Winter 2015) : 30.

“Dying, Four Ways.” Prick of the Spindle 8 (Fall/Winter 2015) : 52.

“Where Are You Gravity.” Prick of the Spindle 8 (Fall/Winter 2015) : 204.

“Close to Hermosillo.” Poetry Northwest IX.2 (2015) : 13.

Safeway.” Midway Journal 9.1 (2015).

What I Learned in College.” Midway Journal 9.1 (2015).

“Throwing the Proper Tantrums.” Third Coast Winter 2015: 181.

“Midnight at Orca Cannery.” Third Coast Winter 2015: 182.

“Dear Vacation in Denmark.” Third Coast Winter 2015: 183. 

“XVIIIe Arrondissement.” Armchair/Shotgun 5 (2015): 70.

“The Irrelevance of Saucers.” Armchair/Shotgun 5 (2015): 74. 

“Tell Your Story Walking.” Armchair/Shotgun 5. (2015): 5-6.

Scrotum and Bone.” Hobart December 22, 2014.

Bulb.” Hobart December 22, 2014.

Cutlass Ciera.Bluestem Magazine December 2014. 

“Songs in Kiswahili.”  Arcadia Magazine 9.1 (2014): 72.

“Quelle Lovely Semaine.” Arcadia Magazine 9.1 (2014): 73.

“Frigophobia.” Arcadia Magazine 9.1 (2014): 71.

Swearing Off Greater Than.” decomP Magazine (2014):     

“Perennial,” Natural Bridge 31 (2014) : 80.

From My Suitcase of Dalliances.Prime Number Magazine 53. 3 (2014).

The Birth of No.Cleaver Magazine, Issue 5 (2014).

“Halloween in the Tank.” Sixth Finch Winter 2014.

“Rank Bitch.” North American Review 299.2 (2014) : 11. 

“Murmur.” Burnside Review 10.1 (2014) : 36.

“My Trifecta of Offenses.” Smartish Pace 21 (2014): 115.

“Losing Our Milk Teeth.” Cobalt Review 2 (2013) : 31.  

“Salome.” Heliotrope 8: (2013) : 14. 

“Reading Sexton in Phuket.” Bellevue Literary Review 13.1 (2013) : 46.

“What Flickers.” The Madison Review 34.1 (2013) : 42.

“The Linger Museum.” The Madison Review 34.1 (2013) : 40.

“The Princess of Creeping.” The Madison Review 34.1 (2013) : 41.

At the Campground for Addicts.The Adirondack Review, 1 June 2012.

After Birdwings.The Adirondack Review, 1 June 2012. 

“Mia.” Cadillac Cicatrix (2011).

“Good Fences.” Mississippi Review 38:3 (2011) : 117.   

“Losing you in Chatuchak.” Cutbank 72/73(2010) : 26.

“Liminal.” Cutbank 72/73 (2010) : 25.

“Why I Burned Down Namdaemun Gate.” Gulf Coast 22.1 (2010) : 90-91.

 “Cave Creek.” Texas Review XXIX. 1&2 (2009) : 125.

“Studious.” Notre Dame Review 26 (2008) : 186-187. 

"Tempe, Arizona, 2000." Notre Dame Review 26 (2008) : 188-189.

"The Idea of Berries." Calyx (2008) : 94.

"Crave." The Massachusetts Review (2008) : 393.

“How to Hurt the Ones You Love.” Georgetown Review Spring (2008) : 76.

"Days After." Clackamas Literary Review IX (2005) : 81.

”Crushings.” The GSU Review Spring (2004) : 44.

"What Good Does a Drop Do." New Orleans Review 30.1 (2004) : 57.

"Two Days, Ireland." Rio Grande Review 23 (2004) : 115. 

“Mid-Street.” The South Dakota Review 40 (2004): 55.

"August." Hawai'i Review 26.1 (2003) : 28.

"Tuba City, Phone Call." Hawai'i Review 26.1 (2003) : 27.

"Finding a Center." The GSU Review Spring/Summer (2003) : 39.

"Subjects Becoming Objects." Wisconsin Review 37.2-3 (2003) : 18.

"Not Having Them." The Evansville Review 13 (2003) : 88.

"Take the Late Flight." Nebraska Review 31.1 (2003) : 33.

"Song of a Misanthrope." Nebraska Review 31.1 (2003) : 31.

"The Implications of Ice." Seattle Review 25.1 (2002): 93.

"Wednesday's Path." Nexus 37.1 (2001): 28.

"Hoarding." The South Carolina Review 34.1 (2001): 17.

"Pinetop Lakeside." Cimarron Review 135 (2001): 72.

"Returning to a Place Known Only in Childhood." Cimarron Review 135 (2001): 74.

"On Being Born." Cimarron Review 135 (2001): 75.

"The Implications of Ice." Seattle Review XXIII.2 (2000): 146.

"Ross Township Feed and Tackle." Kalliope XXII.1 (2000): 35-36.

"How the Body Moves." Kalliope XXII.1 (2000): 33-34.

"Three Pound Cutthroat." South Dakota Review 37.3 (1999): 43.

"Women Take Everest." South Dakota Review 37.3 (1999): 44.

"What the Poems Want." Seattle Review XXI.2 (1999): 78.

"Is it the Sea You Hear in Me." Quarterly West 48 (1999): 59.

"City of Seven Hills." Quarterly West 49 (1999): 58.

"Night Falling, Czechoslovakia." American Poetry Review 27.1 (1998): 35.

"Letters from the Psych Ward, Hospital Kashenko." American Poetry Review 25.4
    (1996) : 48.

"La Petite Grenouille." Green Mountains Review IX.1 (1996): 50.

"Drives." Indiana Review 17.2 (1994): 123-124.

"The Tumor." The Iowa Review 23.2 (1994): 137. 

 

Publications: Nonfiction

 

Beloved Father Person.” New Orleans Review 38.2 (2013). 

Stearman.” Airplanereading.org 9 Sep 2011. 

 

Publications: Fiction

 

“Tattoo,” Copper Nickel 24 (2017): 72.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 484Internship
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 394Special Topics
ENG 484Internship
ENG 493Honors Thesis