Judy Lightfoot, PhD
Writer, Volunteer
Brief biography


ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Washington. Diss: "Marlowe's and Chapman's Hero and Leander and the Poetry of the 1590s"
  • M.A. in English; B.A. in English magna cum laude, SUNY Albany


WORK

SERVICE

PUBLICATIONS 1:  ARTICLES & ESSAYS


PUBLICATIONS 2:  REVIEWS
AND PREVIEWS


PUBLICATIONS 3:  POEMS

  • BOOK: Calling the Crow, Waldron Island, WA: Brooding Heron Press, March 1998. Four poems from Calling the Crow
  • "Like Watching Water." Echoing Eyes, Visible Tongues: Art Fusion at Habitude (exhibition of paintings and poems), Ballard, Washington, November 1998 - January 1999
  • "When I've Been Thinking the World Is Coming to an End," Green Lake Newsletter Spring 1997
  • "Like Watching Water," The Poem and the World, III (Seattle, Washington: The Literary Center, 1994)
  • "Minutiae," Fine Madness Winter 1994
  • "Aquarian," "Long Distance," and "New Year's Day," Portland Review, Spring 1994
  • "Incident" and "Talking in the Wild," Poetry Northwest, Fall 1992
  • "Absolutes," Crab Creek Review, 1991
  • "Husbandry," Bellingham Review, 1990
  • "Anima," Spindrift 1990
  • "Thanksgiving," Christian Science Monitor, November 17, 1985
  • "In Tent," Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 1985


ACADEMIC CONSULTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

  • Overlake School (Bellevue, WA), audit of the 5-12 English program
  • Bainbridge Island High School (Bainbridge Island, WA), daylong session leading an English department redesign of the 9-10 program
  • Seattle Institute of Psychoanalysis (Seattle, WA), six-week seminar, "Language in Literature and in the Therapeutic Situation: Analyzing Elizabeth Bishop"
  • International School of Naples (Italy), workshop with all faculty K-12, "Critical Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum”
  • "Caught in the Web: Developing Best Practices in English Edtech," Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools(PNAIS), Portland OR
  • Lakeside School (Seattle, WA), "Teaching Literature and Writing in the LEEP Program”
  • International School of Prague (Czech Republic), 2-day session, "From Novices to Expert Learners: Designing a Student-Centered Curriculum"
  • Weekday, National Public Radio (KUOW/FM Seattle), "Computers in the Classroom"
  • "White Teacher, Black Literature" and "Turning Writing Into Thinking," PNAIS Conference, Portland, OR
  • "Inventing Courses in Global Literatures," Pacific Basin Conference, Honolulu, HI
  • Edmonds School District #15 (Edmonds, WA), half-day session for English teachers, "Turning Writing into Thinking"
  • Bainbridge Island High School (Bainbridge Island, WA), full-day session for the English department, "Thinking Writing"
  • "Inventing a Course in Japanese Literature," National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference, Seattle, WA
  • Bainbridge Island School  District #303 (B.I., WA), 5-day "Summer Writing Institute" for teachers K-12
  • "Studying the Harlem Renaissance and Their Eyes Were Watching God," Vital Signs 1, ed. James L. Collins (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook, 1990)
  • "Teaching Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior and "Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God," Washington State Council of Teachers of English (WSCTE) Conference, Bellevue, WA
  • American Heart Association (Seattle, WA), 1-day staff consultation on writing for the AHA
  • Holland Hall School, (Tulsa, OK), 2-day institute on teaching writing,
  • The Bush School (Seattle, WA), weekly seminar in English teaching and curriculum


LITERARY
READINGS AND APPEARANCES

  • Kane Hall, University of Washington, reading from Seattle Poets & Photographers: A Millennium Reflection, Seattle
  • Third Place Books, reading from Seattle Poets & Photographers: A Millennium Reflection, Lake Forest Park, WA
  • KUOW/FM 'Weekday,' reading of passages from Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth, June 19, 1999, Seattle, WA
  • Vashon Island Books, reading from Calling the Crow, Vashon Island, WA
  • Rendezvous Reading Series, reading from Calling the Crow, Hugo House, Seattle, WA
  • Elliott Bay Books, reading from Calling the Crow, Seattle, WA
  • Elliott Bay Books, reading from The Poem and the World, Seattle, WA
  • Bumbershoot, reading from The Poem and the World, Seattle, WA
  • Lecture, "The Life and Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop," Women’s University Club, Seattle, WA


HONORS
AND AWARDS

  • "Excellence in Journalism 2012" Award (Second Place, Arts/Entertainment/Lifestyle) from the Society of Professional Journalists for "Can you be a human being after prison?" Crosscut.com, May 9, 2012
  • "Excellence in Journalism 2009" Award (First Place, Online Commentary) from the Society of Professional Journalists for "Gerald keeps his job," Crosscut.com, May 19, 2009
  • "Seattle Artists Program 2001" Award, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA, October 2000
  • "Excellence in Journalism 2000" Award (Honorable Mention, Arts & Criticism) from the Society of Professional Journalists for "Ellison's Second Act," cover story, Seattle Weekly Books Quarterly, June 3, 1999
  • Distinguished Teacher 1993, Whie House Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher-Scholar Award Sept 1989 - June 1990 fellowship (“Modern American Poetry”)

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