I enjoy giving readings and talks at book stores, conventions, churches, poetry festivals, and high schools across the country and abroad. I've hosted a television special about poetry in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and am frequently interviewed and/or do readings on the radio. I also lead workshops about writing poetry and memoir. Click on SCHEDULE (above) for a list of readings and talks.
If you'd like me to work with your group, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an honorarium. It will vary, depending on travel distance and the length of time you arrange for.
Please plan to order books for the event:
Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems
New Tracks, Night Falling
A Deed to the Light
The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's
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For my home page
Read the recent Philadelphia Inquirer review of Helping the Morning: http://bit.ly/29LiKBY
Listen to Rabbi Richard Address talk to Jeanne about the role of poetry in aging:
Hear novelist Sara Zarr's recent interview with Jeanne: www.sarazarr.com/archives/4689
In the last several months Jeanne's poems have been reprinted in The Good Letters Blog, The Behemoth, Between Dawn and Midnight, and Literature and Composition: Reading, Writing, Thinking.
If you have enjoyed Helping the Morning, consider leaving a comment about it on Amazon.
If you're in the area, join Jeanne at these upcoming events:
October 11, 2016, Reading and Q & A at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA.
December 18, 10 am, "Considering Advent through Poetry," at "Faith Matters," St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2nd and Pine Streets, Philadelphia, PA.
"Orpheus Rescues a Stray" and "Perspective" will appear in the summer 2016 issue of The Southern Review. "At the Ocean," "Study: How the Leaf Falls," and "Mendelssohn Finds the St. Matthew Passion," are forthcoming in The Hudson Review. Others will soon appear in Spiritus and Arts.
And After Sonnets?
Forthcoming poems in The Christian Century and Image.
Check out these recent books:
New from The Chrysostom Society, essays reflecting on ambition, edited by Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker
To order a copy of Ambition click on:
In a world of selfies and social media, where each of us reach for "fifteen minutes of fame" as Andy Warhol put it, is it good or bad to have ambition? Without ambition, how is it possible to do anything well? But ambition can feed on itself, take over, become insatiable.
The ten writers in this book address complicated questions about ambition in a variety of ways and in wonderfully different voices.
FROM READER REVIEWS:
"It explores. . . a topic sorely in need of careful consideration. I recommend it highly." Richard J. Foster
Helping the Morning: NewOut in 2014 from Word Farm Press. Available at Word Farm Press For a personalized, signed, copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
and Selected Poems
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: A
Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's
Out in 2013 from Hachette Press. For a personalized, signed, copy, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are searching for a unique collection of engaging literary works that treat the enduring quest for God, meaning, and purpose, consider Shadow and Light: Literature and the Life of Faith. It is composed of judicious selections of the worlds finest poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, drawn from classic writers. But it is also replete with memorable selections from some of today's most admired writers. This is a continued favorite among professors and students as well as other readers. Now out in its third edition.
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.
FoodJeanne's reflection on shopping at Produce Junction as a form of communion and her recipe for scalloped potatoes appears 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.
Luci Shaw's interview of Jeanne appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Image magazine.
Best American PoetryBest American Poetry, 2009 includes "Holding Action," Jeanne's poem, which originally appeared in The Hudson Review.
Catch Jeanne Reading Her Work:
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More Archived News
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
Word Farm Press
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