blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Jeanne Murray Walker

Jeanne Murray Walker is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently New & Selected Poems (forthcoming from WordFarm, 2014), and New Tracks, Night Falling (Wm. B. Eerdmans., 2009). She is also the author of a memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s (Center Street, 2013) and the coeditor of an anthology, Shadow and Light: Literature and the Life of Faith (Abilene Christian University Press, 2005). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The American Poetry Review, and The Atlantic, The Best American Poetry, and 100 Poems 100 Years of Poetry Magazine. Walker is a recipient of grants and fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Walker is a professor of English at the University of Delaware and a mentor in Seattle Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program.  end

Photo by Vondel Stevens, 2012