Patricia Colleen Murphy is the founding editor of the literary magazine SUPERSTITION REVIEW and teaches creative writing at Arizona State University. Her poetry collection HEMMING FLAMES (Utah State University Press, 2016) was chosen by Stephen Dunn as the winner of the 2016 May Swenson Poetry Award. It also won the 2017 Milton Kessler Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in many journals including THE IOWA REVIEW, QUARTERLY WEST, THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW and most recently in NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, POETRY NORTHWEST, THIRD COAST, NATURAL BRIDGE, BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, COPPER NICKEL and others. A chapter of her memoir-in-progress was published as a chapbook by NEW ORLEANS REVIEW.