27 April 2011

Woman-Stirred Radio Welcomes Judith Barrington

This week on Thursday, April 27, at 5:00 (eastern) I'm happy to welcome Judith Barrington to Woman-Stirred Radio. We'll talk about her memoir, Lifesaving (Eighth Mountain Press, 2000), and her latest book of poems, Horses and the Human Soul (Story Line Press, 2004).

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. 

Maxine Kumin writes that  Horses and the Human Soul "is lyrical," and "her intelligence palpable throughout...." The Woman's Review of Books tells us that Barrington "engages wittily with cultural differences...and gives a prominent place to what Elizabeth Bishop, of whom her writing sometimes reminds me, called 'questions of travel.'" (source)  and her work has been compares to Elizabeth Bishop. Barbara Drake, reviewing the book for Calyx, writes: "These stunning poems find moral high ground in the world of nature and animals without falsifying that world."

Indeed.

Barrington's 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 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. Judith Barrington grew up in England and moved to the United States in 1976. She lives in Portland. (source)

So please tune in this Thursday, April 17th at 5:00 (eastern) for an interview with Judith Barrington.

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