Release of 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. 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by Grant Code, to something much closer to their original form and compiled many of Murray’s letters and previously unpublished poetry.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 Monica de La Torre, Shanna Compton, Katie Fowley, Darcie Dennigan, and Farnoosh Fathi.