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As from October 1 2016, the poem, “I Like to Walk the Neighborhood Early” is featured on the Multnomah Arts Center poetry pole (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219).

A fourth collection of poems, 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.


“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


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 poem "Ghosts of Soapstone" in Cascadia Review

The poem, "On Getting Married for the Third Time,” in Southward Journal out of Cork, Ireland

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

A short memoir, "How I Left a Life of Crime and Came to America" in Story of the Week on Narrative Magazine— (Finalist in the 2013 Story Contest)

A short memoir, “The Closet,” in Prime Number: A Journal of Distinctive Poetry and Prose

The poems “My Sister Who Used to be A Concert Pianist” and “Secrets” in The Meadowland Review