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librarian , writer

Martha Dean McFerren, American writer, librarian. Certified secondary teacher, Texas. Recipient Moore prize Helicon Nine, 1992, Poetry prize Deep South Conference, 1985, creative writing fellowship Yaddo Colony, 1985, writer's fellowship National Education Association, 1991, Artist fellowship Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, 1983. Member New Orleans Poetry Forum (publicity director 1976-1990), Poetry Society of America.

Background

McFerren, Martha Dean was born on April 25, 1947 in Henderson, Texas, United States. Daughter of Manley Edward McFerren and Emma Lou Turner.

Education

Bachelor of Science, North Texas State University, 1969. Master of Library. Services, North Texas State University, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, Warren Wilson College, 1988.

Career

Library. San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas, 1971-1976, Jefferson Parish Libraries, Metairie, Louisiana, 1976-1981, New Orleans Schools, 1984-1985. Instructor Dillard University, New Orleans, 1991. Poetry instructor Slidell (Louisiana) Public Schools, 1989.

Achievements

  • Certified secondary teacher, Texas.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Delusions of a Popular Mind, 1983, Get Me Out of Here!, 1984, Contours for Ritual, 1988, Women in Cars, 1992 (Marianne Moore prize 1992). Associate editor New Laurel Review, 1980-1988.

Membership

Member New Orleans Poetry Forum (publicity director 1976-1990), Poetry Society of America.

Connections

Married Dennis Scott Wall, May 22, 1977.

father:
Manley Edward McFerren

mother:
Emma Lou Turner

spouse:
Dennis Scott Wall