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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Judy Jordan  

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Genre: Poetry

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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.


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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