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Juditha Dowd's verse biography, AUDUBON'S SPARROW, is told in the voice of Lucy Bakewell Audubon, the remarkable but little-known wife of naturalist John James Audubon. Through letters, diary entries, and dramatic monologues, it follows the couple through the extraordinary early years of their long relationship, a journey marked by  heroism, poverty and perseverance amidst the constant challenges of the 19th century American frontier. An illuminating back-story for what was to become Audubon's masterwork, The Birds of America  

     Juditha is the author of  Mango in Winter, a full-length poetry collection, as well as poetry chapbooks, short fiction, and lyric essays. She reads with the Cool Women ensemble in the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia area and occasionally on the west coast. 

Recent work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal (finalist for the 2022 Adrienne Rich Award), Presence,  Poet Lore, New Verse News, Aji, Calyx, Valparaiso Review, and Rock & Sling.  Poetry Daily and Verse Daily have featured poems in their anthologies.
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