Joseph Murphy has been published in a wide range of print and online journals, including The Ann Arbor ReviewNorthwind and The Sugar House Review. He is the author of five poetry collections that are available on Amazon: Another Language, The Shaman SpeaksShoreline of the Heart, Having Lived and Crafting Wings. Murphy is also a member of the Colorado AuthorsLeague, Pikes Peak Writers and Colombian Poets of Colorado. For eight years (2010–18) was poetry editor for an online, New Zealand-based literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs.