Selected Works

science fiction
Aliens arrive on Earth determined to save the planet from its human abusers. The first volume of the Holy Ground Trilogy
Volume II of the Holy Ground Trilogy. Two young Apprentices at the Hefn-run Bureau of Temporal Physics are caught up in the conflict between aliens and humans and determine its outcome.
"Pam Pruitt! is! is! is! a shaman!" The third volume in the Holy Ground Trilogy.
A young botanist who is HIV-positive struggles to keep her condition secret and survive in a world of AIDS riots, power-plant meltdowns, and an alien takeover of Earth.
A four-way struggle between two groups of human settlers with differing values, the "primitive" indigenous inhabitants, and the planet Pennterra itself.
Creative Nonfiction
Bees and ducks in the suburbs.
Poetry
"An 'effortless' virtuoso, with mind and heart and eye in perfect working order, Judith Moffett deserves the closest attention and the highest praise."
–James Merrill
Swedish Translation
Selected poems in formal translation, with en face text, critical and biographical introductory essays, and notes.
Poetry Criticism
A book-length critical study of this poet renowned for his elegant, witty, technically stunning, and profoundly moving poetry.

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About Judy

Judith Moffett was born in Louisville in 1942 and grew up in Cincinnati. She is an English professor, a poet, a Swedish translator, and the author of twelve books in six genres. These include two volumes of poetry, two of Swedish poetry in formal translation, four science-fiction novels plus a collection of stories, a volume of creative nonfiction, and a critical study of James Merrill's poetry; she has also written an unpublished memoir of her long friendship with Merrill. Her work in poetry, translation, and science fiction has earned numerous awards and award nominations, including an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, an NEH Translation Grant, the Swedish Academy's Tolkningspris (Translation Prize), and in science fiction the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Theodore Sturgeon Award for the year's best short story. Two of her novels were New York Times Notable Books.

Moffett earned a doctorate in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, with a thesis on Stephen Vincent Benét's narrative poetry, directed by Daniel Hoffman. She taught American literature and creative writing at several colleges and universities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Kentucky, and for fifteen years the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived for extended periods in England (Cambridge) and Sweden (Lund and Stockholm), as well as around the US, living/​teaching/​writing in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Utah. In 1983 she married Medievalist Edward B. Irving, Jr., her colleague at Penn. Widowed in 1998, Judy now divides her year between Oxford OH and her hundred-acre recovering farm near Lawrenceburg KY, sharing both homes with her standard poodles, Corbie and Lexi.

For a complete list of Judy's published work, visit her Wikipedia entry: