Sue Brannan Walker is the Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama where she teaches courses in creative writing, ecology, and Southern literature. She served as Alabama’s Poet Laureate from 2003-2012 and has published nine books of poetry as well as anthologies on Richard Eberhart, Marge Piercy and Karl Shapiro. Other critical works include articles on Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor.
Dr Walker received her Ph.D. from Tulane University. She is the 2013 recipient of the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Literary Scholar selected by the Association of College Teachers of Alabama (ACETA), a diverse organization representing faculty at all of Alabama’s two-year, four-year, and doctoral institutions.
2013 0-7734-4499-8 An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization.
This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light.