Judith Pacht’s new book of poems, Infirmary for a Private Soul (Tebot Bach) and her chapbook, A Cumulus Fiction were published in March 2019. Her book Summer Hunger (Tebot Bach), won the 2011 PEN Southwest Book Award for Poetry. Her earlier chapbooks include User’s Guide, St. Louis Suite (Finishing Line Press), and Falcon.

A three-time Pushcart nominee, Pacht was first place winner in the Georgia Poetry Society’s Edgar Bowers competition. Her work has appeared in journals that include Ploughshares, Runes, Nimrod and Phoebe, and her poems have been translated into Russian for publication in Foreign Literature (Moscow). Her work appears in numerous anthologies.

Pacht has read at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and Charleston, SC’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival. She has taught at political poetry at Denver’s annual LitFest at the Lighthouse, and at UCLA Extension.

She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Kenneth Fisher.


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