New Jersey Writers' Conference NJ Winter Getaway Writer's Conference
  January 16-19, 2015     Not your typical writers' conference
           
 

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About the Getaway
Peter E. Murphy's Stubborn Child


Finalist for the
2006 Paterson Poetry Prize

Peter Murphy's superb Stubborn Child unflinchingly enacts and examines his own painful childhood, then moves to the often damaged and compromised lives of the high school students he teaches. Like the best delineators of unhappiness, he also brings humor to his task, the dark humor of a survivor. And indeed this is a survivor's book, both transforming and transformative — in the end, Murphy the man able to love and affirm, Murphy the poet able to raise the unruly and the tawdry to the level of art.
– Stephen Dunn

Stubborn Child and Peter's new book, Thorough & Efficient, are available from Jane Street Press.

Reviews of Stubborn Child
   From the Home News Tribune
   From Ideas: The Newsletter of the New Jersey
      Council for the Humanities




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