Murphy, Joseph
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Retired
Biography: 

Joseph Murphy is a retired public relations executive who has lived in the Pikes Peak region for three years. During 28-year career, he focused on media relations, special event management and editing and writing. His poetry has appeared in a wide range of online and print journals. His second collection of poems, Having Lived (Kelsay Books), was published in 2018; his first collection, Crafting Wings (Scars Publications), in 2017. Shanti Arts is publishing a third collection, Shoreline of the Heart, in 2019.

Murphy is a member of the Colorado Authors’ League and for eight years (2010-2018) was poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs.

Awards/Honors: 
Numerous awards during his career in the Navy and in the Federal Service
Awared the Eisner Prize, U.C. Berkeley's highest award in the arts, for writing
Education/Training: 
High School: Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. BA: University of California, Berkeley. MS: Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Calif. Numerous professional courses through the Public Relations Society of America and other venues, such as the Maine Media Workshops.
Organizations: 
Colorado Authors' League - Denver Press Club - Pikes Peak Writers - Talking Gourds Poetry Club
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Poetry - Media Relations Training - Editing and Writing
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