Judith Barrington

622 SE 29th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

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

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)
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)
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

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Last updated: Aug 20, 2016