Judith Lauter (JudithLauter.com) 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 Nacogdoches TX.
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, ZebraBrain.net), 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). Her photography has been compared to Eliot Porter's. She has six previous books of poetry-and-images with Xlibris: A Year of Haiku; Light from the Left – poems on paintings by Rembrandt (LightFromTheLeft.com); Sonora Spring Haiku; Pineywoods Summer Haiku; Rockies Autumn Haiku; and Coastal Bend Winter Haiku.