Location: Tilting, Fogo Island and Corner Brook, NL
Dan Murphy is an educator and an author who splits his time between the wonderful and grand Irish community of Tilting, Fogo Island, and Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. He has co-authored eleven books that include environmental science textbooks and canoe and sea kayak paddling guides and as co-authored over forty magazine articles on outdoor adventure. His poetry has appeared in Quills, Canadian Poetry Magazine; Rabbit Tales; Paragon IV, V, VI; Red River Review (USA); The Tilting Expatriate; Fieldstone Review, The Scaldy Detail 2013: An Anthology of New Writing, edited by Maggie Breen (Scallta Media, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford) and Crannog 28 (Galway Ireland), The Newfoundland Quarterly, QWERTY, to name a few. His collection of his work appeared in Humber Mouths 2 released during the 2010 April Rabbit and in 2011 he received a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters award for poetry. He holds degrees in Biology, Education, a diploma in Industrial Arts and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on outdoor and experiential education. He recently spent two years working with the Kee Tas Nee Now Tribal Council in northern Alberta as an outdoor and cultural education specialist with the great and wonderful Cree people.