Molly Murray is the author of Today, She Is (Wipf & Stock, 2014), the editor of The Atelier Project (CreateSpace 2014), and the Outdoor Editor of Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. Her poetry, stories and essays are published or are forthcoming widely in places including Litro, Ruminate, Capsule Stories, Crooked Holster, Third Wednesday, Panorama, Fearsome Critters, Willawaw, The Wayfarer, The Windhover, The Quarterday Review, and The Curlew, and one of her poems was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart prize. She earned her MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and a certificate in YA Fiction and Poetry at the University of Oxford Summer School at Exeter College.
I’m a writer and a poet. I’m a firm believer in magic, in the healing power of creativity, and in the possibility of healing.
I took a class with the poet Jenny Lewis at Exeter College. During one session, we discussed our identities as poets. Jenny and my classmates dubbed me ‘The Natural Healer.’
I write to heal the brokenness I find in myself and to reconcile the hurt that I see in others. I write to let the light into broken places.
I love traveling and adventure, and believe in being a tourist in your own city and feeling at home everywhere else.
I'm the Outdoor Editor of Panorama: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. I am all about changing the faces of outdoor literature and rewriting the stereotypes that once dominated the field. The earth is a blend of natural wonder, science, history, myth, and lore, and belongs to every experience. One of the first pieces I edited was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize.
I have an MLitt. in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, a certificate in Journalism & Digital Media from the World Journalism Institute, and a certificate in creative writing from the Oxford University Dept. of Cont. Ed. Creative Writing Summer Course, where I studied YA Fiction and Poetry, and an old friend from Scotland visited me for a wild whirlwind of a romance.
Now, six years, one marriage, and many adventures later, Gordon and I find ourselves in Montana with one foot in the Scottish Hebrides, and the world's most daring and imaginative toddler, Alexander Jack, and an artistic orange-and-white kitty named Leopold Bloom. We are currently renovating two houses. Our hands and hearts and time are very full! The adventure goes on.
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