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Judith Roney teaches creative writing in the English Department at the University of Central Florida, and is a Teaching Artist for The Poetry Barn in New York, where she has an upcoming class (October, 2017 Sign-up for fall classes coming soon here http://www.poetrybarn.co).
In the near past, Roney has served as both Book Review Editor and Assistant Poetry Editor for the prestigious Florida Review literary journal, created and taught writing workshops in the greater Orlando area for adults challenged by mental illness in conjunction with the University of Central Florida's Literary Arts Partnership, and for teen writers on the Space Coast, as well as an Orange County high school program.
According to the Gospel of Haunted Women, her first collection, is available on Amazon and through ELJ Publications. It is the winner of the 2015 Pioneer Prize. Available for order here:
Her non-fiction piece, "My Nickname was Frankenstein" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A chapbook, Field Guide for a Human was a 2016 runner up for Gambling the Aisle's annual chapbook prize, and Waiting for Rain received an honorable mention by judge January Gill O' Neil for Two Sylvias Press's 2016 annual chapbook prize.
Two of her pieces won a Prism Review Prize in 2015.
After an eclectic background in undergraduate work, Judith completed her Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of Central Florida. Her background includes undergradate degrees and awards in nursing, cultural anthropology, and art history.
Member of Academy of American Poets
Member of Poets & Writers
Public Lectures, Symposiums, Readings:
"Intersections of Abuse, Past & Present: Exploration of Uncommon Texts and Digital Sites" Forthcoming Spring, 2016
"The Iconic Outsider: Poems of the Melancholic Vampire" (Symposium at The University of Central Florida, Spring 2014)
Stardust Cafe (Poetry Reading, Spring 2015)
Vespr (Poetry Reading, Spring 2014)
"Eating the Slippery Liver: Why the Grotesque & the Vulgar in Poetry are a Beautiful Thing" (English Symposium, The University of Central Florida, Spring 2015)
Editorial Work: Intern for The Florida Review from 2011-2012
Assistant Poetry Editor, The Florida Review 2015-2017
Book Reviews Editor, The Florida Review, 2016-2017
Creative Writing and Poetry Instructor, University of Central Florida
Teaching Artist: The Poetry Barn, West Hurley, New York
"Thinning the Veil: Risk, Intuition, and the Conjured Poem" October 2017
"Beloved Madness: The Love Poem in the 21st Century" 2016
Substitute for Undergraduate Creative Writing Class (2012)
Instructor for Community Service Learning: Created curriculum and taught workshops as a University of Central Florida GTA, in conjunction with the Literary Arts Partnership at UCF for parents of children with behavioral and mental health issues at Wraparound Orange as well as adults challenged by mental illness for Lakeside Behavioral Health in Orlando, Florida
Created and ran a summer workshop with colleagues for junior writers in the Space Coast Young Writers Festival (2012)
Created and implemented a writing workshop for Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, FL. (2013)
MFA English/Creative Writing
A.S. Nursing/Burn Care
A.A. Art History
Poet, university instructor, writer, and multi-media artist incorporating texts & technology into the fertilized, digital landscape