Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist

Joan Murray
Selected Poems

The El

Family Dollar

Her Head

She's Coming!

Coming of Age on the Harlem


Play by Play

Survivors — Found

All poems are © Joan Murray
"Testament to the surprise and beauty
that poetry can still be . . . .
She has a love of the hypnotic
wash of the words over the ear,
the dedication to the sounds,
and the love of dramatic gesture."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Murray sustains the emotion and offers an eminently readable rhythmic narrative that crackles with candor and wry sagacity.”

Detroit Free Press