Colorado Springs, CO
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.
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
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.
Local Authors Genres
Shoreline of the Heart (Shanti Arts, 2019)
Having Lived (Kelsay Books, 2018)
Crafting Wings (Scars Publications, 2017)
Colorado Authors' League - Denver Press Club - Pikes Peak Writers - Talking Gourds Poetry Club
Poetry - Media Relations Training - Editing and Writing