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2014 CELEBRITY JUDGE

J.C. ToddJ.C. TODD
J. C. Todd's poems have appeared in such journals as The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, the American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Big Bridge, the anthology, Shade and on Verse Daily. As a contributing editor to the on-line journal, The Drunken Boat, she compiled and edited translation features on contemporary Lithuanian and Latvian poetry. Awards include a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual artist fellowship for poetry, two Leeway Foundation awards, a Latvian cultural capital stipend and fellowships to international artist colonies in Germany and Sweden. She was a finalist for the Lucille Medwick Lyric Poetry Prize of the Poetry Society of America and has received six Pushcart Prize nominations. Her most recent volume of poems, What Space This Body (Wind, 2008), explores ways of "oneing," the merging of one with others and with the environment. Of these poems, Eleanor Wilner has written, "Here is the sacred body Whitman celebrated, but taken to a deeper intimacy in both sensual and scientific knowing . . . , a rare combination of daring material and meticulous intellect in . . .poems of arousal and awareness, and, above all, praise."

A consultant to the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program, JC is also on the faculty of the Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College and the MFA Program at Rosemont College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Philadelphia.
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POEMS:

Here I try to jump out of the box of language

In late summer the sea comes to the city

Remembering

BOOKS:

What Space This Body

EVENTS:

Panoply Books Reading Series

WEBSITES:

The Mad Poets Review: Interview
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