Judith Roche

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Judith Roche is a poet and the author of three collections of poetry. They are Myrrh/My Life as a Screamer, Ghost and recently, Wisdom of the Body, which won a 2007 American Book Award.[1][2] She is also co-editor of First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim, which also won an American Book Award,[2] and has edited a number of poetry anthologies. Roche has worked in collaboration with visual artists on several public art projects which are installed in the Seattle area. Roche is Literary Arts Director Emeritus for the One Reel, an arts producing company and teaches poetry workshops. Her work has appeared in Exquisite Corpse, Pebble Review, Wandering Hermit, and several anthologies.[3] She has conducted poetry workshops for adults and youth in prisons and is a fellow of Black Earth Institute. She is the 2007 Distinguished Writer at Seattle University.[4] Roche was a founding member of Red Sky Poetry Theatre.


  1. ^ "Seattle poet and publishers to receive 2007 American Book Awards". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012]". BookWeb. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 1999 [...] First Fish, First People: Salmon Tales of the North Pacific Rim, Judith Roche and Meg McHutchison (editors) [...] 2007 [...] Judith Roche, Wisdom of the Body (Black Heron Press) 
  3. ^ Paperback Swap, Search - List of Books by Judith Roche, http://www.paperbackswap.com/Judith-Roche/author/ accessed June 18, 2014
  4. ^ 2012 Cascadia Poetry Festival, Events information and bios. http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/about/2012-cascadia-poetry-festival accessed June 18, 2014

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