My Writing Space


I have published my writing in many of the top national literary magazines including The Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Review, Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, Quarterly West, American Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, and The Iowa Review. Here is a list of recent

Trish and Colleen


I have been teaching writing at Arizona State University for 21 years. In that time I have taught 170 classes, chaired many Honor’s Thesis Committees, and I’ve offered many workshops on pedagogy and teaching strategies to ASU faculty. Recently one of my students



I have traveled to 32 countries including Hungary, China, Thailand, Korea, Venezuela, and Argentina. I especially enjoy traveling to places where I can have an outdoor adventure. I have climbed Kilamanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail in Peru, and competed in races in Portugal, Alaska,


Patricia Murphy is a Senior Lecturer at Arizona State University where she teaches poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In 2009 she was recognized at the highest level of the university, receiving a Provost's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Student Mentoring. She is the founding editor of Superstition Review, a national online literary journal that publishes art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction, and poetry. She encourages her students to become members of the arts community by inviting them to volunteer with local charitable organizations, and to attend cultural events, readings, and conferences.