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Yvonne Murphy

Dr. Yvonne Murphy is a mentor and full professor at the Syracuse location.  She offers independent studies, group studies and residency studies across the college.  She mentors and advises a diverse array of students as well.


  • Ph.D in Creative Writing and Literature from University of Houston


  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Poetry Books/Anthologies: Aviaries. Carolina Wren Press, February 2011, Winner of Emerging Writers book contest. “The Cyclone,” anthologized in I Speak of the City: Poems of New York, Stephen Wolf, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. “Girls Jumping on Beds,” anthologized in White Ink, Rishma Dunlop, ed. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2007.
  • Poetry Features: “Untangling Jewelry,” “The Combine,” “The Unisphere,” “String of Pearls,” The Recorder. “Landscape With Birds,” “Jefferson’s Parrots,” “The Gates,” Studio.
  • Individual poems: “Hummingbirds,” POETRY; “Prisoner,” Stone Canoe; “Near Uvalde, Texas,” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review; “Avenue of the Strongest,” Slipstream; “Foucault’s Dream,” CV2: contemporary verse2; “Sad Mona,” “Mona Rides,” “Mona Thinks of Crying,” EPOCH; “Skunk Lady,” Black Warrior Review; “Late Summer,” The Portland Review. “Brooklyn Tropicale,” “Mona Lisa I,” “After Hours,” “Scat, Mona, Scat!” Passages North; “Nests,” Painted Bride Quarterly; “Autogenic,” Many Mountains Moving; “Going to Laredo,” Gulf Coast; “Rest-Stop (Adrian, TX),” Literal Latté; “The Hirsute Woman,” “Monk Parrot,” The Reading Room; "Wonder Wheel," "Tijuana and South," E: The Emily Dickinson Award Anthology; “Parrot Music Box,” “Late At Night, Knitting,” “Bioluminescense,” Calabash; “The Cyclone,” South Dakota Review; “Federoff Triangle,” “Aubade,” Oberon; “Bridge, Circle,” Redivider; “Indigo, Brooklyn,” “City Lions,” Mobius; “Cornell’s Dream,” The Schuykill Valley Journal; “The Mangrove,” Zone 3; “Book of Breathing,” “Garden Without Water,” Comstock Review.
  • Prose: “Teaching Elements of Fiction with Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” in Classics in the Classroom: Using Great Literature to Teach Writing, Christopher Edgar and Ron Padgett, Eds. NY: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1999. “Stretchers, Hairballs, and Whoopin’ in the Fog: Teaching Elements of Fiction with Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Reprinted by The Library of America in The Teachers & Writers Guide to Classic American Literature, Edgar and Lenhart, Eds. NY: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2001.
  • Radio: Interview about Aviaries on “The State of Things,” North Carolina Public Radio, May 1, 2012. Invited Guest with Molly Peacock, “Fall Solstice Poetry Circle of the Air,” Here On Earth: Radio Without Borders, Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 21, 2006. “Hummingbirds,” broadcast on Martha Stewart Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, Spring 2006.