Carrie Jerrell


Dr. Carrie Jerrell

Dr. Carrie Jerrell

Associate Professor of English, Assistant to the Dean for CHFA, Coordinator of Undergraduate Creative Writing

7B-12 Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071-3341

Not all Pianos in the Woods
Had power to mangle me –

– Emily Dickinson


  • 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


  • After the Revival. Waywiser Press, 2009.
  • Four Weddings and a Mirror. Big Game Books.

Highlighted Publications

Courses Taught

Areas of Specialization

  • Creative Writing: Poetry and Nonfiction
  • Literary Editing
  • Modern and Contemporary American Literature
  • Modern and Contemporary American 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

  • Assistant to the Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Coordinator, Creative Writing Program

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

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