About the poet
“Poetry is much more than my profession, it is my passion,” says Jean Marie. “I believe all talents and gifts are
She has won several awards in contests sponsored by the Texas State Poetry
Jean Marie’s work has honored numerous corporate presidents, a French Consul General of Texas, an American Ambassador, two movie stars, professional athletes and hundreds of
Childhelp, a national organization that combats child abuse and neglect, commissioned Welch in 2001 to write the official prayer for the National Day of Hope. The verse is read on Capitol Hill in April of every year. “I consider that prayer to be my most significant career accomplishment,” says Jean Marie.