Release Reading for Joan Murray’s Drafts, Fragments, and Poems: The Complete Poetry

Joan Murray died in 1942 due to a congenital heart condition at the age of 25. Her poems left an impression, particularly on W.H. Auden, who awarded her the 1946 Yale Younger Poets prize a few years after her death. Editor of this volume published by New York Review of Books, Farnoosh Fathi, has restored the poems published in 1947, edited by Grant Code, to something much closer to their original form and compiled many of Murray’s letters and previously unpublished poetry. With Yasmin BelkhyrShanna Compton, Mónica de La TorreDarcie DenniganFarnoosh FathiKatie Fowley, and Savon Williams.