Judith Barrington

622 SE 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 
503-236-9862

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 visiting writer for Eastern Oregon University MFA students.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
History & Geography
(8th Mountain Press, 1989)
, Horses and the Human Soul
(Story Line Press, 2004)
, Lifesaving: A Memoir
(Eighth Mountain Press, 2000)
, The Conversation
(Salmon Poetry, 2015)
, Trying to Be an Honest Woman
(8th Mountain Press, 1985)
, Writing the Memoir: FromTruth to Art
(Eighth Mountain Press, 2001)
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)
Chapbook: 
Lost Lands
(Seven Kitchens Press, 2008)
, Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea
(The Eighth Mountain Press, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Poems 1904 by Constantine Cavafy, trans. Paul Merchant
,
My Name is Shylock by Howard Jacobson
,
Collected Poems by W.H. Auden
,
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery by Jeannette Winterson
,
Sappho: a new translation by Sappho trans. Mary Barnard

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Brighton, UK, England
Raised in: 
Brighton
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Last updated: Aug 20, 2016