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March 20, 2018

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Poetry. Sheila Murphy is "one of the strongest, clearest, and most distinctive voices writing in English today"--John M. Bennett. CONCENTRICITY is a daring and distinctive book, yet its playfulness never fails to shine through. "Sheila Murphy's poetry operates in mercurial registers that demonstrate an aliveness to risk and experimentation.Murphy is argus-eyed, and her invigilation invokes a kind of spiritual exercise. She performs her poetic work as a meditative attention to the "tone complexion" of her language, which emerges in a "promenade of images" that open and transform in front of us. Sheila Murphy balances her quiet attention to the music of language with a sharp observation of the social text"--John Tritica.

Author Description

Sheila E. Murphy (b. 1951, Mishawaka, Indiana) is an American text and visual poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. She currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned: B.A. degree (music/English) from Nazareth College, Kalamazoo, Michigan M.A. degree (English Language and Literature) from The University of Michigan Ph. D. degree (Educational Administration and Supervision, Emphasizing Community Education) from Arizona State University. With Beverly Carver, Murphy co-founded and coordinated the Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Series for twelve years. Murphy has engaged in a broad range of poetic styles over nearly three decades of writing and publication.

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