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Judith Barrington is a poet and memoirist who has published three collections of poetry, a prize-winning memoir, and a text on writing literary memoir which is used all across the United States and in Australia and Europe. Her most recent poetry is collected in two new chapbooks, Postcard From the Bottom of the Sea and Lost Lands. Her most recent full length book is Horses and the Human Soul about which reviewer Barbara Drake, writing in Calyx, said: "These stunning poems find moral high ground in the world of nature and animals without falsifying that world."

Thomas McCarthy, in selecting her poem "The Conversation" as the winner of the 2013 Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Prize said: "This is a brilliant technical achievement; it reminds us all that great poetry is both fine thinking and achieved style... [T]his is a mindful, thoughtful, calculated and superbly pre-meditated work."

Her memoir, Lifesaving, won the Lambda Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. She is well known as a writer and much sought-after as a teacher. She is a faculty member of the low-residency program at the University of Alaska at Anchorage. She offers workshops at many conferences and writing events in the U.S. as well as in England and Spain.

In 2009, the Oregon State Library selected Horses and the Human Soul for "150 Books for the Sesquicentennial" (from among books by Oregon writers, 1836 – 2009)

Judith grew up in England and moved to the United States in 1976. She has lived in Portland, Oregon since then, returning to Europe to give readings and workshops every year.

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Short quotes from reviews of Judith Barrington’s books