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Murray, Joan 1945-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 2,680 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  History  Drama  Biography  Interviews  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer
Classifications: PS3563.U7694, 811.54
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Most widely held works about Joan Murray
 
Most widely held works by Joan Murray
Queen of the mist by Joan Murray( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was regarded as "the ultimate stunt," and America had been waiting for someone to attempt it. In 1901, a barrel plunged over the brink of Niagara Falls. On the outside was painted "Queen of the Mist." Inside was a destitute 63-year-old teacher." "Queen of the Mist tells the fascinating story of Annie Taylor, the woman who performed this perilous feat in hopes of reversing her fortunes. But as Joan Murray reveals, America didn't know what to do with a mature, self-possessed heroine: Annie Taylor, as an "older woman," was rejected, exploited, and finally eclipsed by the man who repeated her stunt ten years later." "Queen of the Mist is at once a poignant and riveting adventure story, a drama of courage and transformation, and a truly remarkable piece of poetry." --Book Jacket
The Pushcart book of poetry : the best poems from three decades of the Pushcart Prize by Joan Murray( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the start of the series in 1976, the editors of The Pushcart Prize have celebrated all sorts of poetry, from the traditional to the experimental, by both known and unknown poets. More than 750 poems have appeared, selected by new poetry editors for most of the twenty-five editions"--
Looking for the parade by Joan Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking for the Parade amply demonstrates why Joyce Carol Oates has called Joan Murray "one of our most gifted younger poets." In this forceful collection, Murray observes the character of the passing century and some of the lives that have been part of it: the struggle of a woman against drought in South Africa; the death of a soldier on the march to Bataan. The narrator of these poems then turns inward - she examines what she's become: an artist at ease with her imaginative life, as well as a woman grown wise enough to see that most of her life lies behind her. In the last section, Murray stares at death as it coils inside a cage and celebrates the courage that allows us to be its graceful opponents. In Looking for the Parade, Murray establishes herself as one of our most moving and dramatic poets."--BOOK JACKET
Poems to live by : in uncertain times( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems focuses on themes of loss and remembrance, hope during dark times, war and rumors of war, and prayer when belief is difficult, and includes "Survivors--Found," a poem inspired by the events of September 11, 2001
Dancing on the edge by Joan Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The same water : poems by Joan Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems to live by in troubling times( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] features works carefully selected and deftly organized to help guide us through the complexities of our current situation. Included are poems that speak to our anxiety and terror; rally our hope and courage; warn us of complacency and complicity; stir us to action and compassion; lead us to question our leaders and politicians; move us to meditation and prayer; urge us to confront war and violence; and give us hope for peace and justice. Readers will find wisdom to sustain them as they face difficulties in their individual lives or confront our common contemporary predicament. These are not poems that provide easy answers or overheated rhetoric but poems that speak directly and deeply to the soul, from the most important and celebrated poets of our era."--Amazon.com
The CB picture dictionary by Joan Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents definitions for CB terms
Swimming for the Ark : New & Selected Poems 1990-2015 by Joan Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egg tooth by Joan Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off the shelf-- : a marketing & distribution guide for independent literary & artist book publishers( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the mist : the quest of the forgotten heroine of Niagara by Joan Murray( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you say by Joan Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the mist : a video( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experimental documentary 'Queen of the Mist' tells the story of Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. A 53 year-old teacher facing potential unemployement and poverty in 1901, Taylor decided to take up the challenge P.T. Barnum had issued and sent herself over the Falls as her one hope to reverse her fortunes. Had Taylor been a man or a young beauty, she might have found the fame and fortune she hoped for. Instead, she was ignored and derided, robbed and abandoned by her managers, impersonated by an actress, and eclipsed by Bobby Leach, who was the first man to go over the Falls ten years after Annie
[Interviews] by William Coyle( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recording of Mary Van Vorst's interviews with William Coyle, Joan Murray, Hannah Rakin, and Louis Bakay on WBFO's Spoken Arts Radio Program
[Interview, October 26, 2001] by Joan Murray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recording of interview with Joan Murray about her work Queen of the Mist on Book Club of the Air on WBFO with Bert Gambini
[Poetry reading at the Allentown Community Center, Buffalo, N.Y.] by Joan Murray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joan Murray reads her poetry on her return trip to Buffalo, N.Y. Robert Creeley follows her reading with a spirited reading of his poetry
Simran and the angels by Joan Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living black history : the Joan Murray show by Joan Murray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joan Murray presents short audio portraits of prominent Afro-Americans from the 1960s
[Poetry readings at the Allentown Community Center, Buffalo, N.Y., October 13, 1986] by Joan Murray( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetry readings by Joan Murray and Lyn Lifshin at the Allentown Community Center in Buffalo, N.Y
 
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The Pushcart book of poetry : the best poems from three decades of the Pushcart Prize
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The Pushcart book of poetry : the best poems from three decades of the Pushcart PrizeLooking for the paradePoems to live by : in uncertain timesDancing on the edgePoems to live by in troubling times
Alternative Names
Joan Murray Amerikaans dichteres

Joan Murray poétesse américaine

Joan Murray poetisa estadounidense

جوآن مورای

Languages
English (39)