Judy Brackett’s stories and poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in egg, China Grove, Tule Review, Canary, West Marin Review, Midwest Quarterly, Spillway, The Midwest Prairie Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Squaw Valley Review, About Place, The Fourth River, The Waterhouse Review, and The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets (Backwaters Press), and elsewhere.
Born in Nebraska, she moved to California as a child and has lived in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills for many years with her husband, photographer Gene Crowe. She has 3 grown children 4 grandchildren, a lively border collie, and a geriatric cat.
She believes, in the words from the wonderful children’s book What You Know First by Patricia MacLachlan, that “what you know first stays with you.” The disparate regions of prairie, mountains, and ocean inform her life and her writing.
Examples of recent poems (and a photograph) may be found here: