Faculty & Staff

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy is a Professor of English.  He holds a BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an MA and PhD from the University of Cincinnati.

His teaching specialties include Creative Writing; Modern and Contemporary Poetry; Poetry in Translation; Creative Nonfiction; Writing Race in America; American Vernacular Traditions; and the Poetics of Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll.

Jim is the author of three books of poetry:  The Uniform House (Negative Capability, 2014), Heaven Overland (Kennesaw State UP, 2009) and The Memphis Sun (Kent State UP, 2000).  His poems have appeared in journals including Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Puerto del Sol, Southern Poetry Review, The Southern Review, and TriQuarterly.  His critical articles have appeared in venues including Modern Fiction Studies, MELUS, and Mississippi Quarterly.  He has also translated a chapbook of poems from Spanish, Amazonia, by Colombian American poet Juan Carlos Galeano, a portion of which appeared in Mid-American Review.