Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of eight books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, two books of writing prompts, Challenges for the Delusional and More Challenges for the Delusional, and Atlantic City Lives forthcoming in 2017.
Peter_Murphy_NYCHis essays and poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Common, Diode, Green Mountains Review, Guernica, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Literary Review, The New Welsh Reader, Rattle and elsewhere.  He has received fellowships and awards for writing and teaching from The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Millay Colony, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Yaddo and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Peter is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which includes the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad.