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Coming Soon: More Challenges for the Delusional

This long-anticipated follow-up to Challenges for the Delusional brings us a wealth of Peter Murphy’s writing prompts and an anthology of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. In this edition, you will encounter a diverse range of emerging and accomplished writers including Kim Addonizio, Tony Hoagland, Dorianne Laux, Mimi Schwartz, and Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn. The prompts will ignite your creativity, daring you to take risks and produce work that is sometimes strange but always thought-provoking. This book will offer something new each time you return to it.

Peter E. Murphy has been leading workshops for writers and teachers since 1981. He is the author of Stubborn Child — a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize — five poetry chapbooks, and hundreds of essays and poems published in many literary journals. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Ona Gritz is the author of two poetry collections, two children’s books, and a memoir. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She and Daniel Simpson were co-poetry editors for Referential Magazine. Their joint collection, Border Songs, is available from Finishing Line Press.

Daniel Simpson’s School for the Blind was published by Poets Wear Prada (2014). He and Ona Gritz co-authored Border Songs: A Conversation in Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and collaborated as poetry editors for Referential Magazine. The New York Times and numerous poetry magazines have printed his work. He blogs at

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