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Poet and Author Judith Kerman

November 1, 2002


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  Judith Kerman at the MSU Library Judith Kerman has published seven books or chapbooks of poetry, most recently Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia (Montreal/Santo Domingo: CCLEH, 2002). The first edition of her book-length prose poem, Mothering, received Honorable Mention in poetry in the 1978 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award competition, a national first books competition. A second edition of Mothering, including the related play “Dream of Rain,” was published by Ridgeway Press in 1996, and an expanded hypertext version of Mothering appeared in Eastgate Quarterly 2:2, in Summer 1996. She has published poems and translations in The Hiram Poetry Review, House Organ, Oxalis, Black Bear Review, The Bridge, Snowy Egret, Chelsea, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Earth’s Daughters, Moving Out, and other publications. She founded Saginaw’s Mayapple Press in 1977 (14 titles to date), and Earth’s Daughters, the oldest U.S. feminist literary magazine (1971). She received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to live in the Dominican Republic from January through July 2002, translating and studying the poetry of Dominicana women. She is translating the poems of Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz (Cervantes Prize, Spain, 1992) and other Cuban women, as well as Dominican poets and authors. In fall 2002, her book of translations of Loynaz will be published by White Pine Press (Buffalo, New York) and books of translations of Dominican women poets and short stories of Hilma Contreras (Premio Nacional de Literatura, Republica Dominicana, 2001) will be published by Editora de Colores (Santo Domingo, D.R.) She teaches English, humanities and Web design at Saginaw Valley State University. In addition to her poetry, she has published a scholarly anthology, Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Popular Press, Bowling Green State University, 1991) and is active in scholarship of the fantastic.