Judy Jordan

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General Information

Name: Judy Jordan

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry


Website: N/A

Email: puglove@siu.edu

Illinois Connection

Jordan lives in Anna, Illinois and is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Judy Jordan earned her bachelor's degree and a master of fine arts degree in poetry from the University of Virginia in 1990 and 1995 respectively; she earned a master of fine arts degree in fiction from the University of Utah in 2000.

Jordan was the assistant professor of literature and creative writing with a cross appointment in women's studies at the San Marcos campus of California State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

She has completed two full-length plays and is currently working on a memoir and a third book of poetry. Professor Jordan is building her own environmentally friendly house out of cob and cordwood, is the founder of SIPRAW, which rescues dogs out of the puppy mills, and practices kundalini yoga.

Published Works

Carolina Ghost Woods, Louisiana State University Press, 2000

Sixty-Cent Coffee And A Quarter To Dance, Louisiana State University Press, 2005

Titles at Your Library

Carolina Ghost Woods: Poems (Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets)

ISBN: 0807125563
Release Date: 2000-03-01

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60 Cent Coffee And A Quarter To Dance: A Poem

ISBN: 080712995X
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Literary Awards

Carolina Ghost Woods

  • Walt Whitman Award, Academy of American Poets, 1999
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry
  • Book of the Year Award, Utah
  • OAY Award, Poetry Council of North Carolina
  • Thomas Wolfe Literary Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Judy Jordan on WorldCat


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