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Just Released - Live Now

Wild Roof Journal,  November '23, "Canning Applesauce With the Book of 7 Thunders."

Tiny Seed Journal print anthologyy: Poetry of the Wildflowers "Witness" Release Date Oct 15 2023

October Hill Magazine, October 15 release, "Leaning On  The Alley Gate, Predicting Rain."

Monterey Poetry Review, Sept 1 release date, "One Way To Learn How To Fish"

"Meat for Tea, the Valley Review,  Sept 9 print release, "On Whitefish Lake," and "At No Time Soon."

Upcoming Publications

Spark & Stone (Shadow Forge Press), Febrary 24 Winter 2023 Issue, "A Lesson Plan for Hibernation."


Arachne Press, London   Publication March 2024 "Byways" anthology  "The Tow Path at Carriag na Suir" 

Monterey Poetry Review, Spring 24 release, "Impersonating the Carpeter's Apprentice" and "Learning the Apostles' Creed" 

"Ourselves in Rivers and Oceans"  anthology from Wee Sparrow Press, release date TBA "North Fork, Flathead River." 


AS Of May 2023, the full list of PUBLISHED Poems has been moved to the "All Publications" page - the list was getting a bit long and cumbersome for this page. Here instead I will be listing links to some of my favorite poems already published:



October Hill Magazine,  Summer issue "The Forest of the Bitterroot" page 91 

Cathexis NW Press, January 2023 Issue, "How It Was When the Comet Came."

Hole In Head Review, November 1, 2022, two poems:  "The Great Northern Nears the Station" and "Afterlife in Blue"

Pine Row Poetry, Pine Row Press, December 2021, “Heisenberg Ice Storms” 

The Bookends Review, Sept 17 2021, “Ten Seconds On The Santa Monica Pier, Long Past Midnight” 

Happy to announce....

The editor of "Poetic Bond X" offered this commentary about my work in that anthology in a Press Release:  "Judith Mikesch McKenzie’s “Post Hoc” moves from refrain to refrain, like an echoing prayer, looking to the future, each negative word ‘poisoned’ ‘twisted’ ‘wounds’ countered by a positive ‘spring’ ‘sing’ ‘hearts’, a concise, beautiful poem. In “Looking Out the Upstairs Window” the longing to be outside is palpable, but when imagination does reign, Judith lets loose like a warrior before resting again to a whisper. Sweeping and uplifting." Like any writer, I'm grateful and elated to receive such commentary. To see the works, see the "All Publications" page for a link to "Poetic Bond X" 

More good news from Willowdown Books - who've published my story "A Perfect Circle Around the Moon" in their Anthology "Who We Are" 

So happy to announce that my piece "A Matter of Rocks" won in the top ten for the Tillie Olsen Short Story Contest, and was one of two semifinalists published in the July issue of the Tishman Review.  

Link to the pdf of the magazine here:  

The Tishman Review

UPDATE:  The Tishman Review (like many nonprofits) had to close their doors recently, so the link above no longer active.

The story published there up for a reprint soon - more info as available. 

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