Getaway Reads: Abduction from the Seraglio by Roberta Clipper

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   Abduction from the Seraglio by Roberta Clipper I met her in London. In my cousin Shawn's favorite black and tan. We're the only cousins the same age. Our mothers are sisters. We were always begging them to fly us to each other's houses—him to visit me in Nairobi, me to spend school holidays with him in London. I was staring at her long, ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Poems by Kim Addonizio

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   "What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio I want a red dress. I want it flimsy and cheap, I want it too tight, I want to wear it until someone tears it off me. I want it sleeveless and backless, this dress, so no one has to guess what’s underneath. I want to walk down the street past Thrifty’s and the hardware store with all those ... Read More...

Special Guests at the 2015 Winter Getaway

  We’re pleased to present our Special Guests for the 2015 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway: Stephen Dunn and Kim Addonizio. Stephen and Kim will both lead special sessions of the Advanced Poetry Workshop. The 22nd Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, a writers' conference near Atlantic City, NJ, will take place January 16-19, 2015.    Stephen Dunn Stephen Dunn is the author of eighteen volumes of poetry including his latest, Lines of Defense, published in 2014. His previous books include Different Hours, which was awarded the 2001 ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: Learning my Place from Nature’s Graveyard

  Murphy Writing of Stockton College Presents This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   Learning my Place from Nature's Graveyard by Amanda Morris Splintered fence. Shattered shrubs. Shredded trunks. And pine needles. Everywhere, pine needles. Destruction with the scent of Christmas. As I made my way into the barely accessible remains of yard, gingerly pulling back heavy pine branches to expose anything left ... Read More...

Getaway Reads: The Funnies by Peter E. Murphy

  This entry is part of Getaway Reads, an e-mail series curated by Taylor Coyle that features the writing of the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway faculty.   The Funnies by Peter E. Murphy I read before I learned to read, or at least I pretended to. I looked at the brightly colored comic strips and made up the words I thought the cartoon characters were saying. The funnies came on Sunday when my father put his music on, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and the rest of their friends. Our small apartment sounded like a cathedral. Every Thursday night ... Read More...