“Tom Murphy is an eyes-peeled interlocutor at once skewering evil and the banal while celebrating life’s simple beauty.”

Stephen Wessells, Artist, Las Vegas

Tom Murphy, the 2021-2022 Corpus Christi Poet Laureate. Murphy is Langdon Review’s 2022 Writer-In-Residence. His books: When I Wear Bob Kaufman’s Eyes (Gnashing Teeth Publishing, 2022), Snake Woman Moon (El Grito del Lobo Press, 2021), Pearl (FlowerSong Press 2020), American History (Slough Press, 2017), co-edited Stone Renga (Tail Feather, 2017). Current writing in MONO, Writing Texas, Corpus Christi Writers, Concho River Review, Odes and Elegies: Eco-Poetry from the Texas Gulf Coast and The Switchgrass Review. He is a founding member of the Peoples Poetry Festival. He was featured in the Windward Review’s Author Spotlight.

Tom Murphy at Podium during PPF

May – July 2024 Poetry Reading Tour!

May 19th Featured Reader at the Tidewater Winery, Drumright, OK. June 28th Open Mic reading at the Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO. July 8th Featured Reader at SVC’s Monday Night Poetry at Shim’s in Reno, NV. Wednesday, July 10th, Open Mic at Townhouse Cocktail Lounge in Vallejo, CA. Saturday, July 13th, Featured Reader at Bol Park 11-12 morning, Palo Alto, CA. Saturday, July 13th 7:00-10:00 pm, Featured Reader with PW Covington & Nathan Brown at The Beat Museum in San Francisco, CA.

Tom Murphy’s art work covers multiple mediums, sketches, pastels, oils, photography, and sculpture. Although, mostly self-taught in most of these mediums, Murphy did work with Barbra Riley in photography. Most of his art are of portraits and landscapes. 

Tom at the Woody Guthrie Festival, Okemah, OK. Rilla Askew photographer.
Looking forward to being the FEATURED reader at the Tidewater Winery, 54560 W. Hwy 16 E0727 Rd Drumright, OK 74030, on May 19th 2:00pm!
FEATURE reader with PW Covington & Nathan Brown at The Beat Museum. 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 July 13th 7:00-10:00pm

Inaugural Poet Laureate Reading

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