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CONTACT

Jeanne's address is jwalker@udel.edu

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:

Helping the Morning:  New and Selected Poems
New Tra
cks, Night Falling
A Deed to the Light
The Geography of Memory:  A Pilgrimage therough Alzheimer's


For permission to reprint a poem contact jwalker@udel.edu

For Jeanne's home page

NEWS

Helping the Morning:  New
and Selected Poems
 

Out in 2014 from Word Farm Press.  Available at Word Farm Press  For a personalized, signed, copy, email jwalker@udel.edu

FROM READER REVIEWS:

"I marvel at the wholeness of Walker's vision and how it pits the illumination of insight against the mystery of eternity."   --Elaine Terranova

"Her words gleam in the eye, nestle in the ear, take root in the rich dirt of the heart."      --Luci Shaw

"Walker's gift. . .[is] her willingness, no matter how many times she has seen the sun come up, to regard each time as a fresh beginning.     --Mark Jarman
            
 


The Geography of Memory

The Geography of Memory: A 
Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's  

Out in 2013 from Hachette Press.  For a personalized, signed, copy, email jwalker@udel.edu.      

Read an excerpt 

Available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble  Better yet, pick up a copy from your local independent bookstore.

FROM READER REVIEWS:

"At times painful, poignant, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of perfect details, this book is a love story from daughter to mother, mother to daughter, and ultimately to the reader."

"GEOGRAPHY OF MEMORY is extraordinary."

"Mother and daughter face the challenges of caring across geographic distances, recognizing love as a terrible bond they must unleash as well as cherish."

"This book will transform the national conversation on Alzheimer's."

"Quite simply, I didn't want it to end."

For more reviews go to Amazon  


Shadow and Light:  Literature and the Life of Faith, 3rd Edition, Edited by Darryl Tippens and Jeanne Murray Walker

Out in 2013 from Abilene Christian University Press. 

Available at Amazon or SHADOW AND LIGHT:  Literature and the Life of Faith  

For a personalized, signed copy, email jwalker@udel.edu

FROM READER'S REVIEWS:





Archived News


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.

Food

Jeanne's reflection on shopping at Produce Junction in lieu of church and her 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.

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

Interviews

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," Jeanne's poem, which originally appeared in The Hudson Review.


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



Remote 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.


LINKS

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

Order The Geography of Memory:  A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer's