Jeanne Murray Walker’s poems triangulate between the cosmic and the domestic. She pairs astronomy and motherhood, Sunday school and the history of western thought. With fluid, commonsensical language, she awakens in her reader a sense of wonder and delight in the fullness of the universe.
Jeanne returned to writing poetry after receiving a Ph.D. in English. Her poetry appears in periodicals such as Image, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Nation, The Georgia Review, and The Christian Century.
Jeanne serves on the Editorial Board of Shenandoah and teaches frequent workshops throughout the United States and abroad. The mother of two children, she lives in Philadelphia and teaches at the University of Delaware.
These poems were recorded at the 2007 Glen Workshop.
- Nailing Up The Home Sweet Home. (Cleveland State, 1980)
- Fugitive Angel. (Dragon Gate, 1985)
- Coming Into History. (Cleveland State, 1990)
- “Stories from The National Enquirer.” Washington, DC: Source Theater, 1990.
- Stranger Than Fiction. (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1992)
- “The Chosen Daughter.” Wheaton: The Arena Theater, 1994.
- “Inventing Montana.” Hackettstown: The Centenary Stage, 1994.
- “Rowing Into Light On Lake Adley.” Newark: Hartshorn Theater, 1995.
- Gaining Time. (Copper Beech, 1998)
- “The Tillie Project.” Hackettstown: The Centenary Stage, 2002.
- A Deed to the Light. (U of Illinois, 2004)