Judith Prest

5223 Scotch Ridge Road Spirit Wind Studio, LLC
Duanesburg, NY 12056
518 275-3404

Author's Bio

I am a poet, mixed media artist, photographer and creativity coach. I give readings, classes and workshops. All my work is based on the belief that creativity is an innate human quality, and that creativity is a healing force for individuals and communities. I currently work part time leading Recovery Writing and Expressive Arts groups with adults in day treatment for addiction. I have given workshops at libraries, retreat centers, prisons, schools, retirement communities and at my home base, Spirit Wind Studio in Duanesburg, NY.

Publications and Prizes

A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley(anthology) Naming the Scar (my poem, page 79)
(Codhill Press, 2013)
, Beloved On The Earth: 150 Poems of Grief & Gratitude
(Holy Cow! Press, 2009)
, Layers Of Possibility: Healing Poetry
(Palabras Press, 2007)
, Moments of the Soul (anthology) Altars (my poem, page 112), Stillness is like Water, my poem, page 90, Winner Third Place).
(Spirit First, 2010)
, Peer Glass
, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home (Anthology title). Land (My poem, page 93)
(Holy Cow Press, 2013)
Bereavement: Living With Loss, Chronogram, Earth's Daughters, Mad Poets Review, Slightly West, The Akros Review
Prizes Won: 
 Judge's Choice Award, Mad Poets Contest, 2003Third Place, Spirit First Contest, 2010

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors: 
Mary Oliver, Joy Harjo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Maya Angelou, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mark Nepo, Audre Lourde

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Wilmington, DE
Raised in: 
Bear, DE
Loss Suddenly life churns with brown silt like a river after a storm Dark currents cut channels rip new pathways obliterate the banks you knew Each step now takes you deeper no maps, no landmarks even the stars shrouded. On the river of loss we can only navigate by faith.
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Last updated: Apr 02, 2018