Joan Murray is a National Poetry Series Winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Winner; a Wesleyan New Poets Series Winner, and Winner of Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Award.
She is the author of eight books, including five volumes of poetry, most recently Dancing on the Edge, and is editor of two new anthologies, Poems to Live By in Troubling Times and the Pushcart Book of Poetry.
A repeat guest on NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's To the Best of our Knowledge, she has contributed to such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, The Nation, The New York Times, and The Best American Poetry.
She has been Poet-in-Residence at the New York State Writers Institute, and has given readings and workshops at hundreds of universities and cultural centers, including the Chautauqua Institution, the Lark Theatre, and the International Poetry Forum. She currently lives and works in Old Chatham, NY.