On A Wednesday Night
Poems From The Creative Writing Workshop At The University Of New Orleans
Edited by Kay Murphy
The anthology, On a Wednesday Night, is a collection of poems written by faculty and graduates of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. The poems range in length from three lines to three pages, and a variety of forms from highly formal poems such as pantoums, villanelles, terza rima, sestinas, and a sonnet crown to prose poems, concrete poetry, and an assortment of highly experimental verse. It is edited by Kay Murphy, Professor Emerita.
About the Author
Kay Murphy (Goddard College, 1980) is Professor Emerita at the University of New Orleans where she taught in the English Department, the Creative Writing Workshop, the Honors Program, and served as Poetry Editor for Bayou. She was awarded the Louisiana Division of the Arts Individual Artist Grant for her poetry and a University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award. During her tenure at UNO (1984-2010) she has published over fifty essay/reviews of contemporary poetry in national journals such as The American Book Review, Chelsea, andThe Spoon River Poetry Review. Besides reviews, she has published fiction in such journals as Ascent and Fiction International. Her heart-genre, poetry, has appeared in over 100 journals such as North American Review, Mississippi Review, Poetry, Painted Bride Quarterly, and College English. She is the author of two poetry collections: The Autopsy and Belief Blues. Her third collection, Soul Tooth is looking for a publisher. She has taught in Innsbruck, Austria, Montpellier, France, San Miguel, Mexico, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Cork, Ireland. "My Mother Calls Me" and "Undiagnosed Villanelle" appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly. "On El Día de Los Muertos Neruda Speaks to Me" appeared in Poetic Voices Without Borders. The Neruda line "Hurl yourself into your grief like a dove, like snow on the dead is the last line in a section of his "From: The Woes and The Furies" inspired by Quevedo's line In my heart are the woes and the furies, which Neruda uses as an epigraph.
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Sep 2020 - University of New Orleans Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback