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Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
A Poetry Collection
The Poetry Press of Press Americana
6 x 9
ASYLUM SEEKER, a poetry collection by Rich Murphy, analyzes the problems, hypocrisies, politics, and media issues in American culture with unflinching force and conviction.
HOWIE GOOD: Rich Murphy’s poetry serves as a bracing antidote to the lies, illusions, and sleaze that predominate in our media-saturated society. In stanza after stanza, Murphy challenges the empty assurances of technocrats and the false promises of advertisers and politicians bysubjecting the blooming buzzing confusion of the present moment to the scorching intensity of a passionate poetic vision.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rich Murphy’s credits include four other books: The Apple in the Monkey Tree(Codhill Press), Voyeur 2008 Gival Press Poetry Award (Gival Press), Americana 2013 Winner of Prize Americana (The Poetry Press of Press Americana), and Body Politic (Prolific Press). He has published five chapbooks: Great Grandfather (Pudding House Press), Family Secret (Finishing Line Press), Hunting and Pecking (Ahadada Books), Phoems for Mobile Vices(BlazeVox), and Paideia (Aldrich Press).
Recent prose scholarship on poetics has been published in The International Journal of the Humanities, Reconfigurations: A Journal of Poetry and Poetic, The Journal of Ecocriticism, The New Directions in the Humanities Journal, and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Rich has taught academic and creative writing at several colleges and universities.