Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Abby E. Murray has moved around the country and taught writing in Colorado, Georgia, Alaska, New York, and Washington, where she served as the 2019-2021 Poet Laureate for the city of Tacoma. Her first book, Hail and Farewell,
won the 2019 Perugia Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Previous chapbooks include How to Be Married after Iraq
(Finishing Line Press, 2018), Quick Draw: Poems from a Soldier’s Wife
(Finishing Line Press, 2012) and Me and Coyote
(Lost Horse Books, 2010). https://www.abbyemurray.com/
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