Judy Kronenfeld

Judy Kronenfeld (Poetry) | Riverside, CA

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Judy Kronenfeld is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently, Shimmer (WordTech Editions, 2012) and the second edition of Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths, (Antrim House, 2012), winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Her sixth collection of poetry, Bird Flying through the Banquet, will be published by FutureCycle Press in 2017. She has also published a critical study, King Lear and the Naked Truth (Duke, 1998). Her poems have appeared widely in print and online journals and in eighteen anthologies. She is Lecturer Emerita, Creative Writing Department, UC Riverside, and an Associate Editor of Poemeleon


Bird Flying through the Banquet (FutureCycle, 2017)
Bird Flying through the Banquet (FutureCycle, 2017)
Shimmer (WordTech, 2012)
Shimmer (WordTech, 2012)
Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths (Antrim House, 2012). 2nd edition.
Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths (Antrim House, 2012). 2nd edition.


Ghost Nurseries (Finishing Line Press, 2005)
Disappeared down Dark Wells and Still Falling (Inevitable Press, 2000). Out of print.
Shadow of Wings (Bellflower, 1991). Out of print.

Press & Reviews

“Judy Kronenfeld’s Shimmer radiates a fierce clarity of vision: the glow of the title is fed by intensities of memory and desire, love and rage. I’m deeply moved by these powerfully voiced poems that oscillate between evocations of an earlier world—the ‘crumbling Bronx,’ the ‘white noise’ of the city—and the new realm of age, loss, and reconciliation to which we all must come.”
—Sandra M. Gilbert

Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths gives us Judy Kronenfeld at the height of her powers. In this generous collection of poems of memory and aging…Kronenfeld writes with that sensuous cherishing of the world savored only by those who sense who easy it is to lose….[Her] poems, even when they don’t mention light at all, are filled with clear air, clarity of thought, and the complementary radiances of remembrance and imagination.”
—Molly Peacock

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