Today's poem is "Grasshopper"
from A Deed to the Light

University of Illinois Press

Jeanne Murray Walker is a professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and periodicals, including American Scholar, Atlantic Monthly, Boulevard, the Chicago Tribune, Image, The Nation, Partisan Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Southern Review. Among her awards are the Prairie Schooner-Strousse Prize, six Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Awards, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. An Atlantic Monthly Fellow at Bread Loaf School of English, Walker was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the arts in l998. Her previous books of poetry include Coming Into History, and Gaining Time.

About A Deed to the Light:

"Here is a poetry of lyricism, intelligence, clarity, and wit."
—Daniel Hoffman, Chancellor Emeritus of The Academy of American Poets

Other poems by Jeanne Murray Walker on Verse Daily:

December 11, 2003:  "Melting Pot"   "As the alarm shrilled through the twelve-seater..."

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