Judith Lauter was born in Austin, Texas.
When she was nine, her family moved to
Michigan where she later met her husband,
the poet Ken Lauter, in a poetry-writing
seminar at the University of Michigan
taught by Donald Hall (US Poet Laureate,
2006-7). The couple has subsequently
lived in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri,
Oklahoma, and now make their home in
Judith holds a BA in English literature, three master's degrees (creative writing, information science, and linguistics), and a PhD in communication sciences (Washington University in St. Louis). She taught and directed human neuroscience laboratories at major universities for more than three decades, before retiring in 2012 and returning to her first love, poetry.
In addition to scientific articles, chapters, and books (including How is Your Brain Like a Zebra? Xlibris, 2008, www.zebrabrain.com), she has published poems in a number of journals, and won two Hopwood Awards for poetry (University of Michigan), an Academy of American Poets prize (University of Denver), and the Norma Lowry Memorial Prize (Washington University). She has two previous books of poetry with Xlibris, both 2013: A Year of Haiku, and Light from the Left; poems on paintings by Rembrandt (www.LightFromTheLeft.com).