Jeanne Murray Walker

Jeanne Murray Walker

Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
Jeanne Murray Walker
Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
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Jeanne Murray Walker (born May 27, 1944) is an American poet and playwright.
Jeanne Murray was born on May 27, 1944 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of John Gerald and Erna Murray.[1] In 1965, she won the Atlantic Monthly Award for both fiction and Poetry and was named the Atlantic Monthly Scholar at Bread Loaf School of English.[2] She ...
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Staying Power
Like Gorky, I sometimes follow my doubts
outside to the yard and question the sky,
longing to have the fight settled, thinking
Little Blessing for My Floater
This tiny ruin in my eye, small
flaw in the fabric, little speck
of blood in the egg, deep chip
The Creation
was going well. A perfect, rosy sow,
a finch, an elephant. Then a giraffe
at the last minute, spring up like Wow,
Burying My Mother
This is what our wandering life has come to.
Our dead stay where they're put, in different states.
We buried her beside the Texan, who
Sometimes I lose you. Say you are a puppy
and I've left the door ajar. Or I'm due someplace
and can't remember where. In my sticky-uppy


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