CHENEY, ANNE, 1944-2001


University professor; literary scholar . Born– November 1, 1944, Birmingham. Parents– Alan Breck and Billie (Gunter) Cheney. Education– Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1966; Florida State University, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1971. Taught English and American literature at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1968-2000.  Member American Culture Association, Modern Language Association, and other professional organizations.  Nominated for Pulitzer Prize for Life and Letters of Jesse Hill Ford.  Awarded emeritus status on her retirement from Virginia Tech in 2000.  Died December 17, 2001.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1979-1980;  Contemporary Authors online; obituary.


“The Changing Status of Women” (screenplay). Blacksburg, Va.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974.

Lorraine Hansberry. Boston; Twayne, 1982.

Millay in Greenwich Village. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.


‘The Burg’ and Other Poems.  Lewiston, NY:  Mellen Press, 1998.

Dead Snakes, Cats, and the IRS: Poetry of Rock and Rebellion.  Lewiston, NY: Mellen,  1995.

The Life and Letters of Jesse Hill Ford, Southern Writer.  Mellen, 1996.

Ophelia’s Legs and Other Poems.  Blacksburg, VA:  Pochantas Press,1997.