Sean Murphy | The Sun Magazine

Sean Murphy

A Zen practitioner for the past fifteen years, Sean Murphy is also the author of The Hope Valley Hubcap King, a darkly comic contemporary enlightenment story. The winner of the Hemingway Award for a First Novel, the book is to be released by Bantam/Dell in November 2002. Murphy is an MFA graduate of the Naropa University writing program. He teaches writing workshops in the U.S. and abroad and is an instructor in writing, literature, and film for the University of New Mexico in Taos.

— From October 2002
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Seventeen American Zen Stories

Over the years, says O’Hara, “this has emerged as his great teaching for me. . . . He was broken. I am broken. And when we can see that we are all chipped and broken, we begin to see that we are truly perfect and complete, just as we are.”

October 2002
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