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The Two Judiths — A Reading of New Poetry
March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us Friday, March 15 for a reading with “The Two Judiths,” Judith Barrington, and Judith H. Montgomery. Both are celebrating new books of poems published in 2018.
Judith Barrington’s fifth collection of poetry, Long Love: New & Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry) was published this June. She is also the author of The Conversation (2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award. Judith is also the author of the prizewinning Lifesaving: A Memoir, and the best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art. She has been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program and teaches workshops around the U.S. and in Britain.
Judith (Judy) H. Montgomery lives with her husband in Bend, Oregon. Her poems appear in the Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, and Tahoma Literary Review, among other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. She’s been awarded fellowships in poetry from Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission; residencies from Playa, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and Caldera; and prizes from the Bellingham Review, Persimmon Tree, and elsewhere. Her first collection, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for poetry. Her second collection, Red Jess, appeared in 2006 from Cherry Grove Collections; her chapbook, Pulse & Constellation, was a finalist for the Finishing Line Press Competition and appeared in 2007 from the Press. Her new book, Litany for Wound and Bloom, appeared from Uttered Chaos Press in August 2018. She was the first Writer-in-Residence at Central Oregon Community College, teaches poetry workshops throughout Oregon, and is a frequent judge for poetry competitions. She holds a doctorate in American Literature from Syracuse University.