11/10 – 7pm – Moonstone Poetry Series presents J.C. Todd & Peter E. Murphy


Moonstone Poetry Series Presents


J. C. Todd is author of What Space This Body (Wind Publications, 2008), Nightshade, and Entering Pisces. Poems have appeared in APR, Paris Review, and on Verse Daily. She was a finalist in the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Lyric Poetry Contest and a recipient of Leeway Awards, a PA Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, a NJ Governor’s Award for Arts Education, and fellowships to arts colonies in Germany and Sweden. She has edited translation features for The Drunken Boat, teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College and the Graduate English and Creative Writing Programs at Rosemont College and holds an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson.


Peter Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a night club and drove a cab. He is the author two books of poems, Stubborn Child (2005), a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize, and Thorough & Efficient (2008), both from Jane Street Press. His poetry and essays have appeared in The American Book Review, The Shakespeare Quarterly, World Order and hundreds of other journals. He is a consultant to many organizations including Arts Horizons, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and has been an educational advisor to Fooling with Words with Bill Moyers and other PBS poetry programs.
Peter has received fellowships for teaching and writing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Yaddo, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and others. Retired from Atlantic City High School, he continues to teach advanced poetry writing to undergraduates and graduate students at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He is also the founder/director of Murphy Writing Seminars which sponsors the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other writing programs & retreats.

Moderated by Ray Garman, open reading follows feature.

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