Judy Grahn’s Published Works

Hanging On Our Own Bones

Red Hen Press, 2017

The Work Of A Common Woman

Diana Press, 1978

The Common Woman Poems

Women’s Press Collective, 1970

Love belongs to those who do the feeling: New and Selected Poems (1966-2006)

Red Hen Press, 2008

She Who

Women’s Press Collective/Diana Press, 1977

A variety of Grahn’s poems have been translated for publication into Turkish, Thai, Spanish (Spain, Argentina, Venezuela), Dutch, German, and Italian.

The Queen Of Swords

Beacon Press, 1987

A Woman Is Talking To Death

Women’s Press Collective, 1974

Spanish translations of “A Woman Is Talking to Death” were reportedly smuggled into both Spain and Cuba in the late 1970’s.

The Queen Of Wands

The Crossing Press, 1982

Edward The Dyke And Other Poems

Women’s Press Collective, 1971

Poems in English have been published in Japan, Australia, India, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, and elsewhere.

Touching Creatures, Touching Spirit, creative nonfiction on engagements with nonhuman beings

Red Hen Press, Forthcoming

A Simple Revolution: the Making of an Activist Poet

Aunt Lute Press, 2012

The Highest Apple: Sappho And The Lesbian Poetic Tradition

Spinster’s Ink, 1985

Blood, Bread, And Roses: How Menstruation Created The World

Beacon Press, 1993

Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds

Beacon Press, 1983

Really Reading Gertrude Stein

The Crossing Press, 1989

Selections from Blood, Bread and Roses

CUNY, 2017

The Judy Grahn Reader

Aunt Lute Press, 2009

Mundane’s World

The Crossing Press. 1988

Grahn’s work has been published in more than one hundred and fifty anthologies, including two from WW Norton, three from Oxford University Press, and college literature textbooks. Judy has also published numerous stories, articles, essays, forewords, and recorded podcasts on various subjects including on the work of her colleagues Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Paula Gunn Allen, Betty de Shong Meador and Pat Parker.

Commonality: Some New Approaches

Commonality: Some New Approaches

Commonality starts from standing in your own place, your being, looking across at others standing where they are in their beings, and noticing what overlaps, what can be in common.

Cultural Obversity

The category “culture” is in question today, as so many diasporas, migrations, and invasions occur, and as we watch globalization of education and economies, and other ways of mixing, matching and relocating shred relatively stationary ways of life that were formerly understood as intact cultures.

Commonality and Community

I am so tied to community for my writing, that if I don’t have one I will go create one, just to have a community to write into; to connect with; to write from. To some extent this has been the primary way I have gotten my work to be understood; then community people of all descriptions carry it into the world, write it on walls, take it into classrooms, put it to music, put it up on their websites, and simply refuse to let it disappear.

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