Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John J. Dunphy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry


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Illinois Connection

He lives in Alton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John J. Dunphy is a freelance writer and owns ''The Second Reading Book Shop'' in Alton, Illinois. His poetry has also appeared in numerous anthologies. Dunphy's website also serves as the homepage for his bookstore, the second oldest used bookstore in the St. Louis MetroEast area. He has also been a frequent contribuotor to ''Springhouse'' and the old ''Illinois'' magazines. To see an interview with the author in his Book Shop, go to: [;;].

Published Works

    Lewis and Clark's Illinois Volunteers, Second Reading Publications, 2003Old Soldiers Fading Away, Pudding House, 2006Stellar Possibilities, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006It Happened at the River Bend, Second Reading Publications, 2007Zen Koanhead, Second Reading Publications, 2008Dark Nebulae, Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois, The History Press, 2010Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois, The History Press, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

Lewis and Clark's Illinois volunteers /
ISBN: 0974164208. OCLC Number:

Second Reading Publications,. Alton, Ill. :. ©2003.

Brief biographical sketches of some of the Illinois recuits who accompanied Lewis & Clark on the Corps of Discovery.

From Christmas to Twelfth Night in Southern Illinois /
ISBN: 1596299134. OCLC Number:

History Press,. Charleston, S.C. :. ©2010.

Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois /
ISBN: 1609493281. OCLC Number:

History Press,. Charleston, SC :. 2011.

Speaking Engagements

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