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Dr. Wall was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, her M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She has earned awards and fellowships for her work, including the Mari Sandoz Prairie Schooner Short Story Award, the Western Literature Association Willa Pilla Prize for Humor in Writing, and University of Nebraska Fling and Larson Fellowships. She lives in the Webster Groves area of St. Louis, Missouri, and has spent summers with family and friends in Wexford and Galway, Ireland, since 1985.
Drucilla Wall’s new book of poetry, "The Geese at the Gates," is published by Salmon Poetry. The collection reflects on forces of landscape, history, family, and spirit that resist exploration yet lay claim to who we are. Her diverse ties to place range from County Wexford and Galway, Ireland, to the American settings of Missouri, Nebraska, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. Her poems and essays appear in such venues as Cream City Review, Eighteenth Century Life, and The Record: Journal of the Irish American Historical Society. Her work is anthologized such books as The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal; and True West: Authenticity and the American West. She teaches poetry and essay writing and Native American literature at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.