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Poet and essayist JUDITH SORNBERGER was born and raised in Omaha, her family going back for several generations in the state, from Swedish immigrant farmers in Stromsburg to cattle ranchers in Hyannis. She earned her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Nebraska — Lincoln. Her books include Open Heart (published under the name Judith Mickel Sornberger in 1993) and Judith Beheading Holofernes, which won the Talent House Press chapbook contest in 1992. Other books include Bifocals Barbie: a Midlife Pantheon (1996) and All My Grandmothers Could Sing / Poems by Nebraska Women (1984, as editor). Her poems And essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, The American Voice, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Stream, Iris, and Calyx. She is a professor of English and Women's Studies at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

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