Yvonne Murphy reading Aviaries at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC on 4/15/2011
Reviews of Aviaries
Review of Aviaries by Jennifer Whitaker in September, 2011, StorySouth
Profile of Yvonne Murphy in the September/October 2011 Syracuse Woman (on page 58)
Review by Jamiee Hills in the Independent Weekly, Durham, NC, July 20, 2011.
Advance Praise for Aviaries
“THESE EXUBERANT POEMS LEAP through questionings into the connections and contradictions between art, desire, technology and nature. The poet invites us to enjoy the cyclonic rides of ‘deliberate structure,’ then she bends those thin bars and asks us to slip through with her to be part of a landscape that ‘is mortality, and is eternity.’” —MINNIE BRUCE PRATT, CONTEST JUDGE
“YVONNE MURPHY’S DASHING FIRST BOOK begins with Marianne Moore in the front seat of a roller coaster and takes off, takes flight, from there. Urban, urbane, Aviaries is filled with all sorts of birds and poets, creatures familiar and exotic winging around the city, eager for experience, making connections. There is plenty of the world’s grief here, but Murphy’s quintessential high spirits keep lifting these poems with joy.” —EDWARD HIRSCH
“THE SHINING DEBUT OF AVIARIES places Yvonne Murphy among the vital poets of her generation. Each poem works worlds into worlds in an order as organically exquisite and sublime as a Joseph Cornell box.” —MOLLY PEACOCK
YVONNE C. MURPHY is an Associate Professor of The Arts at SUNY Empire State College in Syracuse, New York. She received an M.A. from New York University, a Ph.D. from The University of Houston and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University. Her poems have been published widely in U.S. and Canadian anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Black Warrior Review, The Portland Review, EPOCH, Stone Canoe, Redivider, Painted Bride Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Literal Latte and Gulf Coast, among many others. She lives in Cazenovia, New York, with her husband and daughter.