Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy is the author of eight books; the most recent is Last Taxi to Nutmeg Mews(2009) a Brooklyn childhood memoir in dramatic monologues, prose poems, one-liners and drawings. While holding an Arts Council England International Artists' Fellowship in 2007, Murphy recorded live her first innovative sound art/spoken word CD: when bill danced the war—an hour length dramatic monologue, also performed in full throughout the UK, and in Ottawa at First Women, First Voices. In 2008, Murphy received the Calgary Spoken Word Festival's Golden Beret Award, and in 2003 the Howard O'Hagan Award for her inter-media book: die tinkerbell die. Murphy has performed, published, and shown widely in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia and Mexico and also instructed in art and creative writing—or a combination of the two—in Canada, Mexico, and the UK. Of Choctaw, Irish, English, Hispanic and German heritage, Murphy has resided in the three largest countries of the North American continent and continues to write of all three. She grew up in Brooklyn and now splits her time between Calgary, where she has resided for over 25 years, and the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, Maine.