Jeanne Murray Walker is the award-winning author of nine volumes of poetry including Coming Into History and Helping the Morning and most recently, Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking (Paraclete Press, 2018). She has also published a memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Journey through Alzheimer’s as well as a number of plays which have been performed in theaters across America and in London.
Walker is an Emerita Professor at The University of Delaware, where she taught for 40 years and headed the Creative Writing Concentration. Jeanne directed Study Abroad courses in London during University of Delaware January winter sessions, teaching British Culture and British theater. She also served as a poetry Mentor in The Seattle Pacific Low Residency MFA Program for over a decade and after she retired from Delaware, taught for Gordon College in its Program in Orvieto, Italy.
For over three decades she has been a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops in places ranging from The Library of Congress to Romania, from Italy to Texas Hill Country. Jeanne has appeared on PBS television and is frequently interviewed on the radio.
She holds a PhD from The University of Pennsylvania and is married to E. Daniel Larkin III. They have two children, Molly and Jack, and five grandchildren. You can find Jeanne’s papers and letters archived at Wheaton College’s Buswell Library and at The University of Delaware’s Morris Library.