Former Buffalonian, award-winning poet Joan Murray reads from her work.
Joan Murray is a poet, playwright, fiction writer and essayist, whose poetry volumes include Looking for the Parade (W.W, Norton); Dancing on the Edge (Beacon); Queen of the Mist, a novel-in-verse (Beason), and The Same Water (Wesleyan). Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, Ms., The Nation, The New York Times, and The Paris Review; also, in anthologies, such as The Pushcart Prize and The Best American Poetry. She has been Poet-In-Residence at the New York State Writers Institute and a repeat guest on NPR Morning Edition. She is the editor of two anthologies from Beacon Press:The Pushcart Book of Poetry and Poems to Live By. She is the recipient of two Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment to the Arts. Murray has won numerous awards and competitions, such as the National Poetry Series Open Competition, the Wesleyan New Poets Series Competition, and the Poetry Society of America Gordon Barber Award