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Judith Barrington

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Department of English Literature & Writing


MA, Goddard College, Vermont
BA, Marylhurst University

Classes Taught

Poetry Workshop: The Music of Poetry


Judith Barrington was born in Britain and has lived in Oregon since 1982. She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line Press, 2004),Trying to be an Honest Woman (1985) and History and Geography (1989), both from The Eighth Mountain Press).

Lifesaving: A Memoir won the Lambda Book Award in 2001and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Her text: Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, is used in creative writing programs across the country and in Australia.

Her awards include the The Dulwich Festival International Poetry Prize (U.K.); the Clackamas Review Poetry Prize, a Freedom of Expression Award from the ACLU; and Oregon Literary Arts' Steward H. Holbrook Award for contributions to the literary community.

Judith gives workshops at conferences around the U.S. and in Britain and Spain for the UK Poetry School. She is on the faculty of the University of Alaska at Anchorage's MFA in Writing program. Currently she is translating poetry from the Spanish and Portuguese and serves as president of Soapstone: a writing retreat for women.

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