Jeanne Murray Walker is the author of five books of poetry and many theatre scripts. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Nation and many other journals and anthologies. Her writing has been honored with numerous awards including the Prairie Schooner-Strousse Award, six Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a coveted Pew Fellowship in The Arts. Walker's plays have twice won the William and Arlene Lewis Playwriting Competition, a Stage Time Award from the Minneapolis Playwrights Center, the Washington National Theatre Competition and the Charlotte Repertory Theatre New Plays Competition. Her scripts have been produced in Boston, Washington, Chicago, throughout the Midwest and in London. Walker is a member of CITA, The Dramatists Guild of America, the Minneapolis Playwrights Center and the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. She is married, with two children, and is a professor of English at the University of Delaware.