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Judith Arcana Biography by Judith Arcana (1999)

A former member of the Abortion Counseling Service of Women's Liberation ("Jane"), Judith Arcana is a writer, currently writing fiction about tattoos and poems about abortion (supported by a Poetry Award from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, a Poetry Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, and grants from the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Union Institute Graduate College.

Her poems and short prose pieces appear in anthologies, newspapers, and literary magazines including ZYZZYVA, Nimrod, Fireweed, CALYX and Prairie Schooner.

A longtime teacher of writing, literature and women's studies, Judith's nonfiction books are Our MothersDaughters, Every Mother's Son and Grace Play's Life Stories: A Literary Biography.

Fifty years resident in the Great Lakes region, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1995. Judith is a member of the Graduate Faculty of The Union Institute.