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Judith Barrington

Author's Bio

I have been on the faculty of the University of Alaska, Anchorage's low-residency MFA program, specializing in literary memoir. I also teach for the Mountain Writers' Series in Portland, OR, and in the UK and Spain. Recently faculty for the Mendocino Coast Writers' Workshop.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line Press, 2004), Writing the Memoir: FromTruth to Art (Eighth Mountain Press, 2001), Lifesaving: A Memoir (Eighth Mountain Press, 2000), History & Geography (8th Mountain Press, 1989), Trying to Be an Honest Woman (8th Mountain Press, 1985)
Chapbooks:
Lost Lands (Seven Kitchens Press, 2008), Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea (The Eighth Mountain Press, 2008)
Journals:
13th Moon, American Voice, Americas Review, Chattahoochee Review, Georgia State University Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Poetry London, Rialto, Sonora Review, Stand Magazine, Women's Review of Books
Performances:
Harvest: Selected Poems 1985-2004 (Black Magic Spoken Word Recordings) (2005)
Prizes:
2012 Gregory O'Donoghue Prize (Cork Spring Poetry Festival, Ireland). Robin Becker Chapbook Contest (2008) for "Lost Lands." Lambda Literary Award, 2000, for "Lifesaving: A Memoir." Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, for "Lifesaving: A Memoir". Winner of The Dulwich Festival International Poetry Contest.

Judith Barrington Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Artful by Ali Smith, On Poetry & Craft by Theodore Roethke, Still Another Day (bilingual edition) by Pablo Neruda, trans William O'Daly, Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeannette Winterson, W.B. Yeats: A Life by R.F. Foster
Favorite Books:
Possession The English Patient Concerning the Book that is the Body of the The Marlowe Papers
Favorite Authors:
Adrienne Rich Eavan Boland Mimi Khalvati Patricia Hampl Vivian Gornick

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Listing last updated: August 13, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French, Spanish
Born in:
Brighton, UK
Raised in:
Brighton

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