Carrie Jerrell

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

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.

"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

Creative Writing: Poetry & Nonfiction


Literary Editing

Modern and Contemporary American



Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

Winner, Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, 2009

Finalist, Brittingham & Pollak Poetry Prize, 2009

Finalist, Philip Levine Poetry Prize, 2009

Assistant to the Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Coordinator, Creative Writing Program

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

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

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

Dr. Carrie Jerrell

7B-12 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


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