Richard Murphy is a poet and educator who has taught writing and literature for over 30 years. His critical essays have appeared in The International Journal of the Humanities; Journal of Ecocriticism; Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture; and New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing; and others. When writing essays for peer-reviewed journals, Richard’s interests include a global concern for the humanities. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.