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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

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)
Lost Lands (Seven Kitchens Press, 2008), Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea (The Eighth Mountain Press, 2008)
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
Harvest: Selected Poems 1985-2004 (Black Magic Spoken Word Recordings) (2005)
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

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French, Spanish
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