Professor of English
"To say what you want to say, you must create another language and nourish it for years with what you have loved, with what you have lost, with what you will never find again." – George Seferis
Wallace Stegner Postgraduate
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
College of the Holy Cross
Easter Vigil, 1996.
Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers, by Angene and Jack Wilson. University of Kentucky Press, 2011.
Poetry Southeast, 2007.
Poetry Southeast, 2006.
Snakebird: Thirty Years of Anhinga Poets, 2004.
Interview on Talking with… Poets, 2001.
Areas of Specialization
Creative Writing: Poetry
Modern and Contemporary Poetry
ENG 214 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 330 Special Topics in English Studies (Study Abroad)
ENG 342 Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENG 343 Special Topics in Creative Writing
ENG 416 Writers Workshop: Poetry
ENG 520 Forms of Poetry
ENG 561 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 614 Special Topics in English Studies (Study Abroad)
ENG 662 Poetry Tutorial
ENG 664 New Madrid Field Study
ENG 666 Poetry Residency
HUM 211 The Western Tradition
Awards and Distinctions
20 years of service recognition, Murray State University, 2012
Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence, 2007
Discover China Grant, 2004
Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, 1999
Kentucky Foundation for Women grant, 1999
RPCV Writers & Readers' Best Poetry Book Award, 1998
Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 1995
Jones Lectureship, Stanford University, 1989-1982
Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Stanford University, 1988
Fellowship, Yaddo Artists' Colony, 1987
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Peace Corps Writers
Prof. Ann Neelon
7B-17 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071-3341
In the Media
Review: New Madrid on La Bloga