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, which was taught by Donald Hall (US poet laureate, 2006–2007). The couple has subsequently lived in Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and they now make their home in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Judith holds a BA in English literature, three master’s degrees (creative writing, library/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 loves, photography and 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; reproductions (including selections from this book) are available at FineArtAmerica.com. She has published seven previous books of poetry and images with Xlibris (see last page inside for titles).