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About

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 Americahttps://rosemetalpress.com/books/audubons-sparrow/  

     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. 

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Autumn Leaves
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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