Judith Prest


5223 Scotch Ridge Road Spirit Wind Studio, LLC
Duanesburg, NY 12056

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 & Prizes

A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley(anthology) Naming the Scar (my poem, page 79) (Codhill Press, 2013)
The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home (Anthology title). Land (My poem, page 93) (Holy Cow Press, 2013)
Moments of the Soul (anthology) Altars (my poem, page 112), Stillness is like Water, my poem, page 90, Winner Third Place). (Spirit First, 2010)
Beloved On The Earth: 150 Poems of Grief & Gratitude (Holy Cow! Press, 2009)
Layers Of Possibility: Healing Poetry (Palabras Press, 2007)
Peer Glass (, 2003)
After (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Bereavement: Living With Loss
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Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review
Mad Poets Review
Slightly West
The Akros Review
Up The River
Prizes won: 

 Judge's Choice Award, Mad Poets Contest, 2003

Third Place, Spirit First Contest, 2010

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Oliver Joy Harjo Jimmy Santiago Baca Maya Angelou Naomi Shihab Nye Anne Lamott Mark Nepo Deena Metzger Mark Nepo Audre Lourde

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Born in: 
Wilmington, DE
Raised in: 
Bear, DE
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Last update: Jan 16, 2020