University of Iowa

Jude Nutter

Jude Nutter was born in North Yorkshire, England, and grew up near Hannover, in northern Germany. She studied printmaking at Winchester School of Art (U.K.) and received her M.F.A. in poetry from The University of Oregon. Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international journals and have received over forty awards and grants, including two McKnight Fellowships, The Moth International Poetry Prize, The Larry Levis Prize, The William Matthews Prize, the Joy Harjo Poetry Award, and grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the National Science Foundation’s Writers and Artists Program in Antarctica. Jude is the author of four full-length collections: Pictures of the Afterlife (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2002), winner of the Irish Listowel Prize; The Curator of Silence (University of Notre Dame Press 2007), winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize and the 2007 Minnesota Book Award in poetry; I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 Minnesota Book Award in poetry and Poetry Book of the Year from ForeWord Review, New York); and Dead Reckoning (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2020). Jude currently teaches in Minneapolis and divides her time between Minnesota and Dingle, Ireland, where she has a family home.

 

Instructor Events

Weeklong July 14 to July 19 2019
Instructor(s): 
Jude Nutter

Poetry, like alchemy, is a process of experimentation, distillation, and transmutation; a mixture of courage, patience, skill and happenstance. This workshop takes to heart the idea of the alchemical journey and its willingness to commit to process in order to build skills, and poems, over time. We will explore and experiment with some of the “base metals” of craft (line/sentence/pacing, the image, the stanza, for example) and look closely at the relationship between poetic form, structure, and content.

Weekend July 20 to July 21 2019
Instructor(s): 
Jude Nutter

Barry Lopez claims that landscape is a “shaping force” and that our physical experience of the landscape is integral to the meaning of the landscape itself. Landscape, then, is internal as well as external, and there is an intimate relationship between the physical and emotional terrains.