Judy Grahn’s mother told her that she began exhibiting interest in religion
at the age of three, and by the age of eleven she was writing prayers for Sunday
Judy has been on a lifelong quest for the sacred feminine in poetry, in
research, in the ancient past, in still powerful contemporary traditions, in the
future, and in her own life.
Judy’s work reflects this deep exploration: in the She Who Poems;
in book length poems, The Queen of Wands and The Queen of
Swords; in a literary study, The Highest Apple: Sappho and the Lesbian
Poetic Tradition; and in her eco-feminist novel, Mundane’s
Judy is also on a quest to develop an origin story that is inclusive of Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered contributions to human culture and
evolution, and toward that end has researched and written Another Mother
Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds (Beacon Press) and Blood, Bread, and
Roses: How Menstruation Created the World (Serpentina.com).
Judy holds a Ph.D. in Integral Studies from the California Institute of
Integral Studies, has done research in India, and is co-director of a master's
of arts degree program in Women’s Spirituality at New College of California in
(This biographical statement provided by Judy
Biography Date: April, 2004
Women's spirituality | Author/editor | Feminism | Women and Religion
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