Carrie Jerrell

Assistant Professor of English
Director, MFA Program in Creative Writing

 

Not all Pianos in the Woods

Had power to mangle me –
               – Emily Dickinson

Carrie Jerrell

Education

Ph.D., English (Creative Writing, Poetry) 

Texas Tech University 

 

M.A., The Writing Seminars (Poetry)

Johns Hopkins University 

 

B.S., Secondary English Education

University of Evansville

Books

After the Revival. Waywiser Press, 2009.

Four Weddings and a Mirror. Big Game Books.

Highlighted Publications

"Love Poem for My Sister," in Unsplendid. Includes audio recording.

Poems and Interview at From the Fishouse: An Audio Archive of Emerging Poets

Sample poems for Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry

Poem and Interview at How a Poem Happens

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing: Poetry

 

Literary Editing

Modern and Contemporary American

  Literature

 

Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Awards and Distinctions

Winner, Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, 2009

Finalist, Brittingham & Pollak Poetry Prize, 2009

Finalist, Philip Levine Poetry Prize, 2009

Leadership and Service

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

In the Media

Read a review of Dr. Jerrell's award-winning book of poems, After the Revival.

Contact

Dr. Carrie Jerrell

7B-4 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270.809.4723