blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Judy Halebsky

Judy Halebsky is the author of one collection of poetry, Sky=Empty (New Issues / Western Michigan University Press, 2010), which won the 2009 New Issues Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. Her chapbook, Space/Gap/Interval/Distance (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2012), won the Sixteen Rivers Press’s Poets-Under-Forty Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, Eleven Eleven, Poetry Flash, Hotel Amerika, Smartish Pace, and CALYX Journal. In the summer of 2012, Judy traveled to Japan to visit places mentioned in Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior. She teaches at Dominican University of California.  end

Photo by Shinsuke Kiryu, 2009