Jeanne's address is email@example.com
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 a fee. It will vary, depending on travel distance and the length of time you arrange.
Please plan to order books for the event:
New Tracks, Night Falling
A Deed to the Light
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For Jeanne's home page
Geography of Memory: A Journey through Alzheimer's will be published on September, 3, 2013 by Center Street Books. In this memoir Jeanne writes about caring for her mother and paradoxically recovering her own memories of her fundamentalist upbringing. For an excerpt, click on BOOKS.
New And Selected Poems. Word Farm Press will bring out a volume of Jeanne's new and selected poetry in 2014.
Also Check these out:
100 Years of Poetry Magazine
"Little Blessing for My Floater," published in Poetry in 2004, has been chosen for the anthology celebrating Poetry's first 100 years: The Open Door: 100 Poets, 100 Years of Poetry. 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 now available.
Opposed to Indifference
In the spring of 2012 artist Ed Colker has issued a portfolio of vignettes in collaboration with 11 poets, including Jeanne, whose poem, "A Sign" appears in the folio.
With the violinist, Xiang Gao, Jeanne collaborated on a two-act play with classical music. Alex, a young Chinese-American man inherits a box from his dying father and brings it to Winterthur to be evaluated by an art conservator. Kate finds a secret compartment in the box. As the two work to open the compartment and piece together Alex's heritage, they begin a tumultuous love affair. "Encounters" was produced in Mitchell Hall at The University of Delaware on April 20 and 21, 2011.
The first scene of "Inventing Montana," a two-act play, is forthcoming in the journal, Relief in fall, 2012. The entire script is available from Dramatic Publishing.
Shadow and Light: Literature and the Life of Faith
The third edition of this anthology of literature about spiritual questing, edited by Darryl Tippens and Jeanne Murray Walker, will be published in the spring of 2013.
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 the essay in Ascent.
Hear Jeanne's poem, "Jesus and the Cabbage," and an interview with Sojourners magazine.
New Poems and Essays
Look for Jeanne's new work in Shenandoah, The Christian Century, Ruminate, Relief, and The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review
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.
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.