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Rich Murphy Wins the Gival Press Poetry Award

Gival Press is pleased to announce that Rich Murphy of Marblehead, Massachusetts has won the 10th Annual Gival Press Poetry Award for his collection entitled Voyeur.

In addition to winning a cash prize of $1,000.00, Murphy will receive twenty copies of his book after publication, which is due to be released in early fall. Voyeur was selected anonymously by Richard Carr, the winner of the award for the previous year.

Rich Murphy holds degrees from Boston University, including a graduate degree in creative writing. He studied with the late George Starbuck and Derek Walcott. For 21 years, he has taught writing and literature and directed undergraduate writing programs at Bradford and Emmanuel Colleges; he currently teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

His credits include a book of poems The Apple in the Monkey Tree (Codhill Press); chapbooks Great Grandfather (Pudding House Publications), Family Secret (Finishing Line Press), and Hunting and Pecking (Ahadada Press); poems in hundreds of journals in Anglophone countries; and essays in such periodicals as The International Journal of the Humanities, Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture, Fringe, and Big Toe Review. His essay on poetry’s evolving ecology will be in a special issue of The Journal of Ecocritism (University of British Columbia).


Salud, Salud by Susanna Childress of Holland, Michigan.

Because I Can Come Only This Far With You by Helen Klein Ross of New York, New York.

Eros Among the Americans by Chris Cessac of Houston, Texas.

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