Monday, 8 June 2015
Sign-up at 8, show starts at 8:30, Judith will be featured around 9:20
Judith Roche is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, All Fire All Water, from Black Heron Press. She won on American Book Award for Wisdom of the Body, which was also nominated for a Pushcart. She has published widely in various journals and magazines, and has poems installed on several Seattle area public art projects, including an installation at the Brightwater Treatment Plant in King County. She has written extensively about our Northwest native salmon and edited First Fish, First People, Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim (published by University of Washington Press and also and American Book Award winner), and has salmon poems installed at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle. As Literary Arts Director for One Reel she produced the Bumbershoot Bookfair and Literary Program for over twenty years and was instrumental in the poetry community of Seattle. She was Distinguished Northwest Writer-in-Residence at Seattle University in 2007, taught at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009 and currently teaches at Richard Hugo House Literary Center. She is a Fellow in the Black Earth Institute, a progressive think tank exploring the links between nature, spirit and social justice.