Jeanne Walker, Professor Emerita of English
Professor Emerita of English
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Dr. Jeanne Murray Walker (BA Wheaton College, Chicago; PhD University of Pennsylvania) is the author of seven volumes of poetry, the latest of which is New Tracks, Night Falling (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009). She is a frequent contributor to periodicals such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, and Image. She gives readings, runs workshops, and speaks across the United States and abroad. Her poems appear in print anthologies, as well as on the radio, the web, and in busses and trains under the auspices of the Poetry in Motion project. The author of many essays, she has also written extensively for the theatre. Her scripts include Inventing Montana, Tales From The Daily Tabloid, Rowing Into Light on Lake Adley, and The Queen's 2 Bodies: The Double Life of Elizabeth I. They have been produced in Boston, Washington, Chicago, throughout the Midwest, and in London. Published by Dramatic Publishing, her scripts also appear in North American Women's Drama, a scholarly online reference work published by Alexander Street Press. Her work has been honored with prizes and awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, seven Pennsylvania State Arts Council Fellowships, the Prairie-Schooner Reader's Choice and Strousse Awards, many new play prizes, and the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts. She serves on the Editorial Board of Shenandoah. Professor Walker taught poetry and script writing workshops at the University, as well as courses in poetry, theatre, and the English Renaissance. She helped to design Study Abroad courses in London, which she taught for two decades, and she administered The University of Delaware Script Writing Competition.
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