Judith Harway is a widely published memoirist, poet, and essayist. Her work has earned two Wisconsin Arts Board Literature Fellowships, the Muse Prize for Excellence in Poetry from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and numerous other honors.

Judith’s most recent book is Sundown: A Daughter’s Memoir of Alzheimer’s Care (Branden Books 2014)Her books of Poetry include All That is Left (2009) ~ a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award, and two chapbooks: Swimming in the Sky (2014) and The Memory Box (2002).

You can visit her Amazon author page to order these books here. Or visit the individual links above to see other purchasing options that support local, independent bookstores in Milwaukee, WI.


Judith Harway holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and is a Professor of Writing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

My approach to the teaching of writing is rooted in my identity and commitment as a working writer, as well as my passion for fostering the growth of young artists and designers. Writing is fundamental to articulating the issues and ideas that inform any kind of making. At all levels of the MIAD curriculum, in both required and elective courses, my goal is to engage the creative curiosity of students, and to invite them to explore the myriad ways in which writing enhances and structures learning.

A passionate educator, Judith particularly enjoys leading study-abroad trips for MIAD students, and she was deeply honored to be elected commencement speaker by graduating seniors in 2011 and 2014.

Judith is also a founding member of the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory, and a fellow of both the MacDowell Colony and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts. Her poetry and essays have been published in over forty national and regional literary journals.

Judith and her husband, musician Dan Armstrong, make their home in the Milwaukee, WI area with three rescued dogs who have happily replaced their grown children.

To view some of Judith’s work, please explore her most recent Books, view her Artist Books Gallery, review her list of Online Publications, or visit her Blog.

Contact Judith to schedule a reading, interview, book club, or school visit.


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