Jim Murphy, professor of English and creative writing, has recently published a new book of poems and will give readings and sign copies Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the J. A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library; and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Eclipse Coffee and Books.
The Uniform House, just released from Negative Capability Press, has been called both powerful and kaleidoscopic, both reflective and absorbing at once.
Insight into the author’s perspective is available via blog post on the Alabama Writers’ Forum website online.
In addition to The Uniform House, Murphy is the author of Heaven Overland (Kennesaw State UP) and The Memphis Sun (Kent State UP), which won the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from a number of esteemed literary journals, including Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Puerto del Sol, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly and others. He has also translated a chapbook of poems from Spanish, Amazonia, by Colombian American poet Juan Carlos Galeano.
The Uniform House is available for purchase at Eclipse and through Amazon.