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Judith Barrington reading her poem "Souls Under Water" from Ooligan Press' poetry anthology Alive at the Center click here















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A fourth collection of poems, The Conversation, will be published by Salmon Press and released in April, 2015. There will be a launch reading at the AWP Conference in Minneapolis, April 2015 and readings in Oregon into the fall. See readings & workshops.

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

Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art, Second Edition is 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.


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 poems "At Monk's House" and "The Fifties" published in Open to Interpretation: Fading Light

The poem “Windrowing” published in Atlanta Review (International Publication Prize)

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

The poem —“Inscrutable” published in Crab Creek Review 2013 Vol 1

An essay, “Consciousness,” published in Alligator Juniper, 2013 (finalist, creative nonfiction)


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, “Worlds Apart,” in Elohi Gadugi Journal

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