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About Judy Halebsky

Judy Halebsky is the author of two collections of poetry, Tree Line and Sky=Empty, both published by New Issues Poetry & Prose. Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center have supported her creative writing. On a fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) she trained Japanese literature at Hosei University in Tokyo for three years. Her article on the cultural translation of Japanese Noh theatre won the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Asian Performance. She has published articles and book reviews in the Asian Theatre Journal, Theatre Research in Canada, and Canadian Literature, among others. In 2012, she received a Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis and an M.F.A. in English & Creative Writing from Mills College.

Positions

2016 Present Associate Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
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2015 Present Chair, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
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20102016 Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
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20072010 Fellow, Hosei University ‐ Department of Japanese Literature
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2012 Grant Recipient with Theatre of Yugen
Creative Work Fund
2007 - 2010 Research Fellowship (MEXT, Japanese Literature, Hôsei University, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese Ministry of Culture
2006 Pacific Rim Research Project Grant
University of California
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2005 East Asian Studies Research Grant
University of California, Davis
2004 - 2005 Graduate Fellowship
University of California, Davis
2001 - 2003 Research Fellowship (Kanazawa College of Art, Ishikawa, Japan)
Japanese Ministry of Culture (Monbusho)
2000 Quest Grant in Poetry
Canada Council for the Arts
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Writing Workshop Leader, Faithful Fools Street Ministry
2016 Blurb Writer, "Win's Score and Bone" by Maw Shein
2015 Poetry Editor, "In Plain Sight: A Collection of Poems and Photographs from Faithful Fools Street Ministry"
2014 Poetry Judge, California Federation of Chaparral Poets, annual poetry contest
2013 Poetry Judge, Alameda County Fair
2013 Poetry Judge, Bay Area Poets Coalition, annual poetry contest
2009 - 2012 Editor and Translator, "EKI MAE" (bilingual Japanese-English poetry journal)
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Honors and Awards

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  • The Believer Poetry Award, Short List for Tree Line, 2015
  • Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, Firecracker Award in Poetry, Short List for Tree Line, 2015
  • League of Canadian Poets, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, Short List for Tree Line, 2015
  • Western Connecticut State University, Housatonic Book Award in Poetry, Short List for Tree Line, 2015
  • Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship, July 2014
  • Bluestem Magazine, Postcard Contest, Grand Prize, 2014
  • Western Michigan University, Green Rose Prize in Poetry, Finalist for Tree Line, 2013
  • Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities, Winner, 2012
  • California Book Award, Finalist in Poetry for Sky=Empty, 2011
  • Writers' League of Texas Book Award, Finalist in Poetry for Sky=Empty, 2011
  • Sixteen Rivers Press, Chapbook Contest, Winner for Space/Gap/Interval/Distance, 2011
  • Redivider, AWP Quickie Contest in Poetry, Winner, 2011
  • Ina Coolbrith Circle, Poets Dinner, First Prize, 2011
  • New Issues Poetry and Prose, Poetry Prize, First Book Award, Winner for Sky=Empty, 2009
  • Alice James Books, Beatrice Hawley Award, Finalist, 2007
  • American Poetry Review, APR/Honickman First Book Prize, Finalist, 2007
  • High Desert Journal, Obsidian Prize, Finalist, 2007
  • Association for Asian Performance, Emerging Scholar, 2006

Courses

  • Poetry Writing
  • Native American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Survey of English Literature
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • British Literature in Context
  • Archetypes in Literature

Education

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2009 Ph.D., University of California, Davis ‐ Performance Studies
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1998 M.F.A., Mills College ‐ English and Creative Writing
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1996 B.A., Mount Allison University ‐ Creative Arts
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901

Office: Angelico Hall 327
415.482.1846

Email:


Books (2)

Recent Publications in Literary Journals (3)

A very small sampling of published poetry. To see a full list please see my CV

Eki Mae Poems (3)

A bilingual Japanese-English poetry journal edited and translated by Yuka Tsukagoshi and Judy Halebsky.

Poetry Chapbooks and Broadsides (3)

Dissertation (1)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (4)

Essays (3)

Book Reviews (6)