Timothy Murphy's will read from his new book of poetry, Devotions. Timothy Murphy is a major American poet who lives on the Great Plains. Murphy has been a grain and hog farmer, and like Wallace Stevens, an insurance man. The twin joys of his life are poetry and hunting. Now he leads the quiet life in Fargo, where he writes poetry full time. A graduate of Yale College as Scholar of the House of Poetry in 1972, he has several collections of poetry to his credit including; The Deed of Gift and Set the Ploughshares Deep.