Sean Murphy is the Founding Director of 1455, a non-profit that celebrates storytelling (www.1455litarts.org). He has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and AdAge.
A long-time columnist for PopMatters, his work has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, The Good Men Project, Sequestrum, Blue Mountain Review, and others. His chapbook, The Blackened Blues, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2021. His collection of short fiction, This Kind of Man, is forthcoming in 2024.
He has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, twice for Best of Net, and his book Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone was the winner of Memoir Magazine’s 2022 Memoir Prize. He lives in Virginia with his wife Heather and their dogs. To learn more, and read his published short fiction, poetry, and criticism, please visit seanmurphy.net and @bullmurph.
Paperback: 62 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 3, 2023)