April 30, 2012

Associate Professor Yvonne Murphy Interviewed on "The State Of Things," WUNC

Associate Professor Yvonne C. Murphy

Associate Professor of the Arts Yvonne Murphy was interviewed on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC on May 1 during "The State of Things," the station's daily live arts, news and culture show. 

Murphy released her first book of poetry, "Aviaries," last year. She read two of her poems from the volume during the interview. She was invited to be the show's guest to recognize National Poetry Month because "Aviaries" was published by Carolina Wren Press, a local press out of Durham, N.C.

The interview is available at http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Aviaries.mp3/view.

Murphy is a widely published poet and scholar in the areas of creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, visual arts and visual culture, literary theory, culture of the book, literature, popular culture and creativity studies. Murphy also was instrumental in the creation of the Arts Learning Community at the SUNY Empire State College's Syracuse location. She was interviewed earlier in the year by Marie Lamb of  WCNY-FM Arts Talk.  Visit WCNY-FM's blog to hear the full interview.

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.

About SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.

In addition to awarding credit for prior college-level learning, the college pairs each student with a faculty mentor who supports that student throughout his or her college career. Students engage in guided independent study and course work onsite, online or a combination of both, which provides the flexibility for students to learn at the time, place and pace of their choosing.

The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at more than 35 locations in New York state and online. Its 63,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, nonprofit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.

More information about the college is available here.

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