Poetry. The poems in Judy Halebsky's SPACE/GAP/INTERVAL/DISTANCE, winner of the Sixteen Rivers Press 2011 Poets-Under-Forty Chapbook Contest, combine memory and depth of feeling with luminous observation and precision of craft. In a voice utterly her own, Halebsky translates her experience of living in Japan into poems influenced by butoh dance, haiku, and, momentously, the Japanese language itself, finding in kanji, the basic written characters of Japanese, a rich source of insight, metaphor and fresh associative power.
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Judy Halebsky's first book, SKY=EMPTY (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010), won the New Issues Prize and was a finalist for the California Book Award. Her chapbook, SPACE/GAP/INTERVAL/DISTANCE (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2012), won the Poets-Under-Forty award from Sixteen Rivers Press. Originally from Nova Scotia, she now lives in Oakland and teaches at Dominican University of California. She is also the author of TREE LINE (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2014).Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA