Peter F. Murphy
teaches at Murray State University. He grew up in Alexandria Bay, NY, the Heart of the Thousand Islands, where he learned how to shoot pool and ice fish. His books include Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By, Fictions of Masculinity, and Feminism and Masculinities. His essays and reviews have been published in, among others, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Twentieth Century Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, College Literature, Signs, and Feminist Studies. His poems have appeared in the Birmingham Poetry Review and New Madrid.