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