March 2, 2018 / Creative Writing
Poet Judith Montgomery offers a meditation on the painful repetition of caring for an ill spouse.
Judith H. Montgomery is a poet with work appearing in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Measure, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Poetry; her first book, Red Jess, was a finalist for several national prizes in 2006; and her book Pulse and Constellation was a finalist for the Finishing Line Poetry Prize. Montgomery’s latest manuscript, Litany for Bloom and Wound, will appear in 2018 from Uttered Chaos Press, and her in-progress manuscript, Mutable Flame, explores intimate and universal changes in relationships as human beings move through life toward death. She holds a PhD in American literature from Syracuse University, and she is grateful to report that her husband is again in remission.