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Thu, Oct 05


Peter Bullough Foundation

A Poetry Reading & Conversation with Sean Murphy

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A Poetry Reading & Conversation with Sean Murphy
A Poetry Reading & Conversation with Sean Murphy

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Peter Bullough Foundation, 120 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601, USA

About the Event

Join us at 5:30pm on Thursday October 5 for a poetry reading in the gardens of the Peter Bullough Foundation with poet, executive director of 1455 Literary Arts, and author of Rhapsodies in Blue, Sean Murphy. Following his first collection The Blackened Blues, his latest is the second installment of a large and ongoing project exploring America through a series of poems that function as biography, history, and cultural commentary. The work honors a variety of artistic icons, some well-known, others unjustly obscure, and seeks to capture something essential about their lives, bearing witness while paying homage. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free thanks to the gracious sponsorship of First Bank and the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts, but we do ask that you please RSVP!

Murphy's books are available to purchase here.

About Sean

Sean Murphy is founder of the non-profit 1455 Lit Arts. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and been publishing reviews and essays for the last two decades. His third collection of poems, Kinds of Blue, and his first collection of short stories, This Kind of Man, are forthcoming in 2024. He has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, twice for Best of Net, and his book Please Talk about Me When I'm Gone was the winner of Memoir Magazine's 2022 Memoir Prize. To learn more, please visit and

About 1455

1455 is a nonprofit organization seeking to advance the appreciation of and passion for the creative arts through programs that support expression, education, and the sharing of storytelling.  By design, all of 1455’s public programming is free. This includes its monthly Author Events, 14:55 Interview series, quarterly publication Movable Type, and annual Summer Festival.

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