Judith Barrington

Poet

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 & Prizes

Books:
The Conversation (Salmon Poetry, 2015)
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Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line Press, 2004)
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Writing the Memoir: FromTruth to Art (Eighth Mountain Press, 2001)
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Lifesaving: A Memoir (Eighth Mountain Press, 2000)
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History & Geography (8th Mountain Press, 1989)
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Trying to Be an Honest Woman (8th Mountain Press, 1985)
Chapbooks:
Lost Lands (Seven Kitchens Press, 2008)
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Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea (Eighth Mountain Press, 2008)
Journals:
13th Moon
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American Voice
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Americas Review
, ,
Georgia State University Review
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Kenyon Review
, ,
Poetry London
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Rialto
, , ,
Women's Review of Books
Performance:
Harvest: Selected Poems 1985-2004 (Black Magic Spoken Word Recordings) (2005)
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
Spanish
Born in: 
Brighton, UK
Raised in: 
Brighton
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Last update: Aug 20, 2016