Judith Pacht’s second collection of poems, A Cumulus Fiction, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach, who published her first, Summer Hunger, in October 2010. Her chapbooks, User’s Guide (2009), and St. Louis Suite (2010), were published by Finishing Line Press. Her chapbook, also her first poetry collection, Falcon (Conflux Press), was published in 2004.

Her manuscript, Vectors, was a finalist for the 2008 Philip Levine Prize and the Tupelo Press open submission competition. Pacht won Honorable Mention in the 2007 Robert Frost Award and the 2007 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry competitions. She was first place winner in the Georgia Poetry Society’s Edgar Bowers competition.

A two-time Pushcart nominee, her work includes poems published in Ploughshares, Runes, Phoebe, Cider Press Review, and Foreign Literature (Moscow, Russia), and anthologized in From the Other World: Poems in Memory of James Wright (Lost Hills Press, 2007), The Poetry of Relationships (Canadian Federation of Poets, 2009) and The Gastronomic Reader (University of California Press). Writers at Work featured her poem, “Surface,” as their January 2009 selection.

She lives in Los Angeles.

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