Literature Program

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.


Earth's Daughters presents

Joan Murray

Gray Hair Poetry Series

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 and the novel-in-verse Queen of the Mist (both Beacon), and The Same Water (Wesleyan). Her poems have also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Ms., The Nation, The New York Times, The Paris Review, 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's Morning Edition, and is the editor of The Pushcart Book of Poetry and the Poems to Live By anthologies from Beacon. She has won the National Poetry Series Open Competition; the Wesleyan New Poets Series Competition; Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Award; and two Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in Old Chatham, NY.

Earth's Daughters Magazine—a feminist literary periodical published in Buffalo by a multi-generational "collective" editorial board consisting of Ansie Baird, Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman—is in its 41st year. The Gray Hair Poetry Series, hosted by ryki zuckerman, is in its sixth season.