Eileen Murphy lives with her husband and three dogs 30 miles from Tampa, Florida. She received her B.A. from New College, Sarasota, and Masters Degree from Columbia College, Chicago. She teaches literature/English full time at Polk State College in Lakeland. Her poetry has been widely published in literary journals including, recently, in Rogue Agent, Tinderbox Journal (nominated for Pushcart Prize), Thirteen Myna Birds, The Thought Erotic, Yes Poetry, The Open Mouse, and a number of others. Eileen Murphy’s photography has been published in journals such as Peacock Journal, Tiferet Journal, The Indian River Review, Thirteen Myna Birds, and Calyx Journal, and shown in galleries in Florida and New Mexico. Her recent book reviews are published in Cultural Weekly, BLARB, Tinderbox Journal, Glass, Crab Fat, Rain Taxi., and others. She is a staff writer for Cultural Weekly.