Reading from Challenges for the Delusional

Thursday, October 25, 7pm

Reading from Challenges for the Delusional ($14, Jane Street Press)

Introduced by editor Christine Malvasi, Closing by Peter E. Murphy

Readers Include: Jin Ho Cordaro, Barbara Daniels, Emari DiGiorgio, Karen Z Duffy, R.G. Evans, Mary Olmsted Greene, Shawn R. Jones, Cindy Savett, J. C. Todd, Pat Valdata, Dave Worrell

Challenges for the Delusional collects Peter Murphy’s eccentric poetry writing assignment, featured for the past 18 years at his annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway. This volume also contains an anthology of poems that were written to those prompts and published in magazines, books and anthologies.

“Peter’s approach to teaching poetry writing is unique and uniquely effective. It’s not that he’s more interested in you having fun than in becoming a better writer, its that the fun he creates for you frequently leads to better writing… Thus, the onus of excellence is removed. The paradox of course, is that this approach often leads to excellence. His quirky prompts have given way to poems that range from humorous to serious, from affectionate to nostalgic.: “Stephen Dunn

Information about the anthology can be found at

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