Sue Walker


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Sue Walker | Professor

Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. Specializes in American/Southern lit, ecology, lit and medicine, and poetics.

HUMB 277  |  460-6149  |  suewalker@southalabama.edu  |  negativecapabilitypress.org


Publications

Books

The Chiastic Deep Ecology of James Dickey. Mellen Press. New York and London. Forthcoming.

Table Five. Columbus: The Halawaukee School for the Exegetical Arts, 2012.

She Said. Tallassee, Al: River’s Edge Press, April, 2010.

Faulkner Suite. Oeoco Press, 2008.

Reuben’s Mobile. Negative Capability Press, 2007.

Whatever Remembers Us: Alabama Anthology of Poetry. Eds. Sue Walker and John Chambers. Negative Capability Press, 2007. (Southern Independent Booksellers Finalist for Best Book of the year)

In The Realm of Rivers. Louisville, Ky: NewSouth Press, 2004.

It’s Good Weather for Fudge. NewSouth Press, 2003.

Literary Mobile. Eds. Sue Walker, Mary Riser, John Hafner. Negative Capability Press, 2003.

Sue Walker, Greatest Hits: 1982-2002. Pudding House Press.

Blood Must Bear Your Name. Amherst Artists and Writers Press, 2002. (Nominated for Pulitzer.)

The Appearance of Green. Nightshade Press, 1995.

Seriously Meeting Karl Shapiro. Ed. Sue Walker. Negative Capability Press, 1993.

Life on the Line: Selections on Words & Healing. Eds. Sue Walker and Rosaly Roffman. Negative Capability Press, 1992. (Book of the Century Award: Alabama State Poetry Society, 1992.)

Shorings. Fullerton. South Coast Press: California State University, 1992.

Ways of Knowing: Critical Essays on Marge Piercy. Eds. Sue Walker and Eugenie Hamner. Negative Capability Press, 1991.

Traveling My Shadow. Negative Capability Press, 1982.

Select Critical Articles

“The Dance of Deep Ecology in James Dickey’s ‘The Lyric Beasts.’” James Dickey Review ( XXVIII (II) Spring/Summer 2012.

“Boring Into the Mine/Mind of James Dickey’s ‘The Lode.” James Dickey Newsletter, 2010.

“Flannery O’Connor’s ‘The Temple of the Holy Ghost’ and Parker’s Back’ as Dermatology / Theology.” In Scribbling Women & The Short Story Form. Ed. Ellen Harrington. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.

“The River: Mouth, Metaphor, and the Deep Ecology of James Dickey.” James Dickey Newsletter, 2007.

“Karl Shapiro.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

“Marge Piercy.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

“Diane Wakoski” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

“Louis Zukofsky.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

“W.D. Snodgrass.” In The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Eds. Jeffrey Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006.

“Woman As Nature/ Nature As Woman: Interiority And Exteriority, Psychic Life, The Environnment And The Deep Ecology of James Dickey. The South Carolina Review. 37:2 (Spring 2005).

“That Snake, James Dickey, and the World In A Word,” James Dickey Newsletter, 2003.

“The Universe Will Tell You Where You Are: Nails, Glasses, Sextant, Self,” James Dickey Newsletter, 2000.

“Reconceiving Nature: The Chiasmic Deep Ecology of James Dickey’s ‘Deborah, Moon Mirror, Right Hand Rising.’” James Dickey Newsletter, 2001.

“[M]other Laughing As She Plays,” The Panhandler 36 (Spring 2001).

“Marge Piercy,” Dictionary of Literary Bibliography. Vol 277 (Sixth Series ) Eds. James R. Giles and Wanda H. Giles. Columbia, SC.: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2000.

“(Dis)qualifications: A Belle Don’t Wear No Size Eight Shoe” on Carson McCullers. Carson McCullers Newsletter, No. 2 , 1999.

“Learning Experience.” Masterplots II: Poetry Series Supplement. Salem Press, 1999.

“Playing With Dolls: Girls Male-Imagined In James Dickey’s Puella. James Dickey Newsletter. 5:1, Fall 1998.

“The Being of Illness: The Language of Being Ill,” Flannery O’Connor Bulletin. Vol. 25, 1997/

“Marge Piercy: Gone To Soldiers” Masterplots: Women’s Literature. Ed. Frank Magill, 1995.

“Carson McCullers: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” Masterplots: Women’s Literature. Ed. Frank Magill. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1995. 

“Undiscovered Countries: Herland, Milledgeville and Beyond,” A Study of Flannery O’Connor and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Connecticut Review, Vol XV.2, 1994.

“Richard Moore As Maustier And Sonneteer,” Light: A Quarterly of Humorous, Occasional, Ephemeral & Light Verse 5: Spring, 1993.

“Light and Lupus: The Sun As Metaphor in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Greenleaf’“ Chattahoochee Review, 1991.

“Richard Eberhart.” Critical Survey of Poetry: English Language Series, Revised Edition. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992.

“Richard Eberhart: The Fury of Ariel Bombardment” Masterplots II: Poetry, Ed. Frank N. Magill, 1992.

“Peter Viereck: Archer In The Marrow: The Applewood Cycles,” 1967-69” Masterplots, 1992.

“An Overview of Marge Piercy,” Ways of Knowing: Essays on Marge Piercy. Mobile: Negative Capability Press, 1991.

“Not Like Other People: A Survey of Gulf Coast Literature, 1838-1989.” Alabama English 2.1, 1990.

“Beside the Tawny River: Literary Mobile.” Xavier Review 5. 1-2, 1986.

“Play Precious Play: Carson McCullers’ Transitional Music.” New Laurel Review 12, 1982.

Other Publications

Please consult Dr. Walker's CV, available here.