Judith Ann Levison, of Micmac Indian descent, was raised in a logger’s family on the Maine coast. She was first published in The New Yorker at age 15 as Judi Croxford. Poetry freed her and led her to a new life. She holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College (BA), Hollins University (MFA), and Drexel University (MLS). Upon marrying she moved to Pennsylvania where she was chosen as the first woman Poet Laureate of Bucks County. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, and one grandson. Her poems have appeared in Agni, California Quarterly, Evansville Review, Hollins Critic, New Millennium Review, Portland Review, Mudfish, Cold Mountain Review, and others. She has published two chapbooks, Oak Leaves and Sand Castle.