Judith Farr, Professor Emerita of English and American Literature at Georgetown University, is a poet, novelist and literary critic. She has been publishing poetry since Marianne Moore selected her verse to appear in the Riverside Anthology (1958) when she was a teenager. A well- known Dickinson scholar, her books include The Passion of Emily Dickinson (Harvard UP, 1992), a "Notable Book" of The New York Times and winner of the Association of American Publishers' Prize for Literary Criticism. The Gardens of Emily Dickinson (Harvard UP, 2004) won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize of the British Academy for the Best Book Written on a Literary Topic by a Woman that year. In 2009- 10, the New York Botanical Garden mounted an exhibition based on the book. Her novel I Never Came to You in White (1996) about Dickinson's school years was runner-up for the PEN-Hemingway Prize of the Los Angeles Times. She has lectured at many cultural and educational institutions, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Museum of Women in the Arts, Barnard College, and the Smithsonian Institution.