Ann Neelon


Professor Ann Neelon

Professor Ann Neelon

Professor of English

7B-17 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341

"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 Fellow, Poetry, Stanford University
  • M.F.A., Poetry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross


Highlighted Publications

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Literary Editing
  • Literary Translation
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry

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

Leadership and Service

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

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