About

Judith Catherine Rodriguez AM (born 13 February 1936) is a contemporary Australian poet. Rodriguez was born Judith Catherine Green in Perth and grew up in Brisbane. She graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts. She then travelled to England, where she received a Master of Arts from Cambridge University in 1965. She has published numerous volumes of poetry, some illustrated by her own woodcuts, edited an anthology and the collected poems of Jennifer Rankin. From 1979 to 1982, she was poetry editor for the literary journal Meanjin, and from 1988 to 1997 she was a poetry editor with the publisher Penguin Australia. The play Poor Johanna, co-written with Robyn Archer, was produced in 1994 and her libretto for Moya Henderson's opera Lindy, about the Azaria Chamberlain disappearance, was performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. She is a recipient of the Christopher Brennan Award and taught at La Trobe University (1969–1985) and Deakin University (1998–2003). Her two new books of poetry, Flares by Mark Time Press and The Feather Boy and Other Poems by Puncher and Wattmann are due out this year.

Judith is a poet commissioned for the Rhyming The Dead Radio Series.

Click here to read Arriving at Moongalba, some memories of Oodgeroo Noonuccal / Kath Walker and paying a long time debt.

Projects

Audio

  • Judith Rodriguez reads 'The Dark Clearing'
  • Judith Rodriguez reads 'Names'
  • Judith Rodriguez reads 'Ballad at Manifold's'
  • Judith Rodriguez reads 'From The Other Side'
  • Judith Rodriguez reads 'Moongalba'
  • 1. Secrets for Living - Rhyming The Dead - Judith Rodriguez & Renee Pettitt-Schipp