Juditha Dowd's new verse biography, AUDUBON'S SPARROW, is told in the voice of Lucy Bakewell Audubon, the remarkable but little-known wife of the naturalist John James Audubon. It follows the couple through the extraordinary early years of their long relationship, a journey marked by heroism, poverty, perseverance and love amidst the constant challenges of the American frontier. An illuminating back-story for what was to become Audubon's acclaimed work, The Birds of America is available at https://rosemetalpress.com/books/audubons-sparrow/
Juditha is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Mango in Winter, 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.
With her husband and two Maine Coon cats Juditha lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, near the Delaware River.