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"The Walk Home," published in Creative Nonfiction, was selected for Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction, The Best American Essays 2017, by Leslie Jamison and Robert Atwan.

Judith's next book, the fifth collection, a New and Selected poems, will be published by Salmon Press in the spring of 2018.

The Conversation, was published by Salmon Poetry in spring of 2015. Below are links to some reviews:

The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture

The Oregonian

Lambda Book Review

Southword Journal

Extracts: Daily Dose of Lit

Lifesaving: A Memoir was published in German translation by edition fünf, fall of 2014.

Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, Second Edition was published in Chinese translation by China Renmin University Press, Beijing, fall of 2014.

"An Aristocratic Murder," published in 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, vol. 1, no. 1 is a "Notable" in Best American Essays 2014.


Two poems: “Not the Night Nurse” and “The Hypnotist at the Tillamook County Fair” in the current issue of Cirque Journal, Vol 8 No. 1

“Searching for Truth on the Rehab Ward” in Hospital Drive

“Martha, 1630” in How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching, ed. Kathleen Quinlan

“The Walk Home,” was the grand prize winner in Creative Nonfiction’s Summer 2016 issue, the theme of which is “Childhood.” The essay appears in the magazine and an interview by Brianna Snow (“True Empathy or Understanding is Rare”) appears on line.

Three poems, “After Dusk,” “The Force”, and “Those Three Lost Days,” in Glitterwolf Magazine, U.K.

An essay in Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships and Identity, edited by Carter Sickels (Ooligan Press, 2015).

Three poems published in The Book of Love & Loss: Poems for Today, edited by R.V. Bailey & June Hall (The Belgrave Press, UK, 2014): “Ready of Not,” “Shopping for Death,” and “What We Say."

Excerpts from a memoir in progress, Mad Heart, published in Queer in Brighton, edited by Maria Jastrzebska and Anthony Luvera, summer 2014

The poem "The Dates of the Dead" published in River Styx, Issue 89, 2014


Judith's movie "Love," named an official selection for Cinema Poetica's section of the Ashland Film Festival for two-minute movies based on one poem; October 28, 2017.

“What’s a Poet to do?” the Poetry Spotlight the Lambda Literary Newsletter

“The Closet,” an essay, appears in an online anthology, Older Queer Voices:The Intimacy of Survival, Older Queer Voices ed Sarah Einstein and Sandra Gail Lambert

The poem, “The Wound” appears on the PBS Newshour’s poetry page, together with an audio recording and an interview by Mary Jo Brooks.

Two poems, “Sargasso Sea” and “Grief Postponed” in Elohi Gadugi Journal.

The poem "Embolisms" in Jenny

The poems "Sestina at the Maldron Hotel, Ireland" and "The Perseids" in Rose Red Review

The poems “Before" and “Charcot Marie Tooth Disease” in 2Rivers

The poem "Domestic Terrorist" in Trivia:Voices of Feminism

The craft essay, "Interiors: The Writer in Search of Memory" in Small Print Magazine

The poem "Rimas Dissolutas at Chacala Beach" as an example of the form in Diane Lockward’s Poetry Newsletter

Video of Judith Reading at Song for the Blue Ocean Conference at Oregon State University