Judith H. Montgomery lives in Oregon City. Her poems appear in The Bellingham Review, Prairie Schooner, and Tahoma Literary Review, among other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. She’s been awarded fellowships in poetry from Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission; residencies from Playa, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and Caldera; and prizes from the Bellingham Review, Persimmon Tree, and elsewhere. Her first collection, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for poetry. Her second collection, Red Jess, appeared in 2006 from Cherry Grove Collections; her second chapbook, Pulse & Constellation, was a finalist for the Finishing Line Press Competition and appeared in 2007 from the Press. Her second full-length book, Litany for Wound and Bloom, appeared from Uttered Chaos Press in August 2018, and her prize-winning narrative medicine chapbook, Mercy, appeared in March 2019 from Wolf Ridge Press. She holds a doctorate in American Literature from Syracuse University and teaches poetry workshops throughout Oregon.
Judith Montgomery reads on December 11, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St.