About the BookIn A Deed To the Light Jeanne Murray Walker asks probing questions about the depth of grief, about letting go, and about the possibility of faith. Her poems have been described by John Taylor, writing in Poetry, as "splendid, subtly erudite, uplifting, and funny."
About the AuthorJeanne Murray Walker is a professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including American Scholar, Atlantic Monthly, Boulevard, the Chicago Tribune, Image, The Nation, Partisan Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Review. Among her awards are The Prairie Schooner-Strousse Prize, six Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. An Atlantic Monthly Fellow at Bread Loaf School of English, Walker was awarded a Pew Fellowship in The Arts in l998. Her previous books of poetry include Coming Into History, and Gaining Time.
Reviews"Hers is a poetry of lyricism, intelligence, clarity, and wit."--Daniel Hoffman, Chancellor Emeritus of The Academy of American Poets