Joseph Murphy has been published in a number of journals, including The Ann Arbor Review, Northwind and The Sugar House Review. He recently had collection of poems published, Crafting Wings (Scars Publications, 2017). Murphy is the senior poetry editor for an online literary publication, Halfway Down the Stairs, established in 2005, and a member of the Poetry Society of Colorado.

He is graduate to Tabor Academy, Marion Mass., the University of California, Berkeley, where he won the Eisner Prize, highest award in the arts for poetry, and Golden Gate University, San Francisco, where he earned a master’s degree.