Jeanne's address is

Jeanne gives readings and talks at book stores, conventions, churches, poetry festivals, and high schools across the country and abroad.  Her university and college appearances include The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Wisconsin, Oxford University in England, Wheaton College, Houghton College, Washington and Lee, Universitatea Babes-Bolyia in Cluj, Romania, Bryn Mawr, Regent College in Vancouver, Westmont and many others.   She has read on the radio and on television and she leads lively step by step workshops on poetry writing, on poetry as meditation, and on writing for the theater.    

If you'd like to schedule a reading or a workshop for your group, please email to discuss an honorarium.  It will vary, depending on travel distance and the length of time you want to arrange for. 

Please plan to order books for the event:

New Tracks, Night Falling
A Deed to the Light
The Geography of Memory:  A Pilgrimage therough Alzheimer's

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The Geography of Memory

The Geography of Memory: A    Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's

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Now Out in the Third Edition:  SHADOW AND LIGHT:  Literature and the Life of Faith Edited by Darryl Tippens and Jeanne Murray Walker.   

FORTHCOMING, 2014.  Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poetry from Word Farm Press. The book will debut at the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, April 10-12. Join Jeanne for a discussion, "What Metaphor Can Do," a panel, "Giving the Reader a Voice in Your Memoir," and a reading.

Look for Jeanne's newest poems: Click on POEMS, above.

Also Check these out:

100 Years of Poetry Magazine

"Little Blessing for My Floater," published in Poetry in 2004, was reprinted in the anthology celebrating Poetry's first 100 years:  The Open Door:  100 Poets, 100 Years of Poetry, 2012.  Poetry magazine is the premier magazine publishing poetry in the United States, the first publisher of such poets as T. S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens. The volume is available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


Jeanne's reflection on Produce Junction and recipe for scalloped potatoes appear in
The Spirit of Food.  It was reprinted in The Other Journal in 2011.  Hear Steve Shoemaker's November 2010 interview with Jeanne and editor, Leslie Leyland Fields, on public radio.

Leaping From the Burning Train

Read Jeanne's essay in Ascent. 

More Food

Hear "Jesus and the Cabbage," and an interview with Sojourners magazine. 


Luci Shaw's interview of Jeanne appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Image magazine. 

Jeanne's interview of Marilyn Nelson appears in the Fall, 2011 issue of Image magazine.

Best American Poetry

Best American Poetry, 2009  includes "Holding Action," a poem of Jeanne's which originally appeared in The Hudson Review.


Read a review of New Tracks, Night Falling  (William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2009).  The book is available on Amazon.  

Catch Jeanne Reading Her Work:                       
Listen on line to Jeanne reading poems from New Tracks, Night Falling

ARCHIVED NEWS                               

Hear Mars Hill's Ken Meyers
interview Jeanne.

Read Jeanne's poems on Verse Daily.

"Praying for Rain in Santa Fe" appears in Gathering, artist Ed Colker's celebration of 15 poets to mark the 50th anniversary of Haybarn Press in 2010. 

Jeanne's tips on writing for the theater, "The Steep and Exhilarating Mountains of Play Writing," appear in A Syllable of Water:  Twenty Writers of Faith Reflect on Their Art.


University of Delaware English Department
Seattle Pacific University MFA Program
Center Street Books
Indie Bound
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